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District of Maryland

Friday, May 9, 2014

Glen Burnie Drug Dealer Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced Chad Bennet Brown, age 34, of Glen Burnie, Maryland, on May 8, 2014, to 10 years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute heroin and cocaine.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Assistant Special Agent in Charge Gary Tuggle of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Baltimore District Office; Anne Arundel County Police Chief Kevin Davis; Chief James W. Johnson of the Baltimore County Police Department; and Colonel Michael Kundrat, Chief of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police.

According to Brown’s plea agreement, from May 2013, through February 10, 2014, Chad Bennett Brown, conspired with others to acquire quantities of cocaine and heroin from sources of supply in Texas for distribution in Maryland. Arrangements for the acquisition of the drugs were made by Brown, while a co-conspirator drove from Maryland to Texas to secure the drugs, often carrying cash to pay for the drugs. On one occasion, the co-conspirator was en route from Maryland to Texas when he was stopped by police in Dickson County, Tennessee and approximately $132,000 was seized. This money was intended for delivery to a source of supply in Texas as payment for several kilograms of cocaine.

This pattern of activity, which involved Brown making arrangements with the sources of supply and the co-conspirator taking money to Texas or picking up drugs in Texas, was repeated on at least ten occasions. On February 10, 2014, the co-conspirator was arrested with 2.5 kilograms of heroin in Jefferson County, Texas, while en route back to Maryland.

Over the course of the conspiracy, Brown was responsible for the distribution of over one kilogram of heroin and five kilograms of cocaine. At the time of his arrest, Brown was on supervised release for a previous federal drug conviction.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the DEA, Anne Arundel County and Baltimore County Police Departments and the Maryland Transportation Authority Police for their work in the investigation. U.S. Attorney Rosenstein also recognized the Dickson County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County, Texas Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas for their assistance in the investigation and prosecution. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys James G. Warwick and Kenneth S. Clark, who prosecuted the case.

Updated January 26, 2015