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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 29, 2017

Drug Trafficker Sentenced to Nine Years in Federal Prison

RICHMOND, Va. – A Windsor, Virginia man was sentenced yesterday to nine years in prison for distribution of cocaine base, commonly known as “crack,” and for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Rashard Brown, 33, pleaded guilty on July 13, 2017. According to court documents, Brown admitted to having distributed between 280 and 840 grams of crack cocaine between October 2014 and January 2015. On July 28, 2016, officers of the Hopewell Police Department attempted to stop Brown’s vehicle, and after a short pursuit on foot, Brown was caught with a stolen Glock 9mm luger semiautomatic pistol and a distribution quantity of crack cocaine.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Adam S. Lee, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Richmond Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge M. Hannah Lauck. Assistant U.S. Attorney Angela Mastandrea-Miller prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information is located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:17-cr-62.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Contact: 
Joshua Stueve Director of Communications joshua.stueve@usdoj.gov
Updated September 30, 2017