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Heroin and Cocaine Dealer Sentenced to 18 1/2 Years in Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Virginia

NORFOLK, Va. – Allen Andre Brown, 36, of Portsmouth, was sentenced today to 222 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute cocaine and heroin.  In connection with this conviction, Brown forfeited $3,365 in U.S. Currency, a para-ordnance .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol, ammunition, and is subject to a monetary judgment of $555,850.

Brown pleaded guilty on May 20, 2015.  According to court documents, Brown manufactured, distributed and possessed in excess of 13 kilograms of cocaine and 478 grams of heroin from approximately November 2013 to November 2014.  After an investigation into Brown’s drug conspiracy, and a controlled purchase, a search warrant was executed at Brown’s Portsmouth residence.  During the execution of the warrant, officers recovered 181 grams of heroin, 37 grams of cocaine, a digital scale, a security camera, thousands of dollars in U.S. currency, a .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol, and ammunition.  Brown admitted to profiting in excess of $5,000 per kilogram of cocaine and the approximate street value of the drugs he sold throughout the conspiracy was in excess of a half a million dollars.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Mark R. Herring, Attorney General of Virginia; and Karl C. Colder, Special Agent in Charge for Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Washington Office, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Mark S. Davis.  Special Assistant U.S. Attorney John F. Butler and Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph E. DePadilla prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:15-cr-54.


Updated November 16, 2015

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