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St. Petersburg Man Sentenced To More Than Six Years For Selling Cocaine

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Tampa, FL – U.S. District Judge James D. Whittemore has sentenced Marquell Romell Brown, a/k/a “Fat” (33, St. Petersburg) to six years and six months in federal prison for selling cocaine. He pleaded guilty on January 5, 2017.


According to court documents, Brown sold cocaine and hydromorphone, a prescription opiate, to a confidential informant and an undercover officer on multiple occasions. During the execution of a search warrant at Brown’s home, law enforcement officers recovered significant quantities of crack cocaine, powder cocaine, and hydromorphone. At sentencing, Brown was held accountable for distributing or possessing with the intent to distribute the following drugs: 43 grams of crack cocaine, 281.3 grams of cocaine, and 167 hydromorphone pills.


This case was investigated by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Gregory T. Nolan.

Updated April 19, 2017

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