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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Indiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Gary Man Sentenced To 70 Months In Prison

For Distribution Of Cocaine and Possession Of A Firearm In Furtherance Of A Drug Trafficking Crime

HAMMOND- Terry Brown, 33, of Gary, Indiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Joseph S. Van Bokkelen on his plea of guilty to distribution of cocaine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch. 

Brown was sentenced to 70 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release. 

According to documents in the case, beginning in December 2017 and continuing through February 2018, Mr. Brown sold cocaine and marijuana to a confidential informant.  On one of the occasions, he sold, in addition to cocaine and marijuana, a 30 round drum magazine, a stolen .45 caliber firearm and ammunition to a confidential informant. 

This case was investigated by the ATF/HIDTA Task Force and FBI/GRIT Task Force with the assistance of the Indiana State Police, the Lake County Sheriff’s Department, and the Gary Police Department.  The case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Thomas R. Mahoney and Joseph A. Cooley.

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Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated May 22, 2019