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District of New Jersey

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Trenton Man Sentenced To 37 Months In Prison For Possession Of More Than 100 Grams Of Heroin With Intent To Distribute

TRENTON, N.J. – A Trenton man who was found in possession of 143 grams of heroin and a loaded firearm was sentenced today to 37 months in prison for narcotics possession, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Dorian Brown, 37, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Freda L. Wolfson to an information charging him with possession with intent to distribute heroin. Judge Wolfson imposed the sentence today in Trenton federal court.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

On June 4, 2014, Brown, who had been the target of an investigation led by detectives from the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, Special Investigations Unit, and officers from the Trenton Police Department, in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), was apprehended during the execution of search warrants on his car, as well as his Trenton home. Law enforcement seized approximately 130 grams of heroin from Brown’s home, where detectives also discovered a loaded semi-automatic handgun. An additional 13 grams of heroin was seized from Brown’s car.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Wolfson sentenced Brown to three years of supervised release.

U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the DEA, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Carl J. Kotowski, and detectives of the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, Special Investigations Unit, under the direction of Acting Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri, with the investigation leading to today’s sentencing. He also thanked officers of the Trenton Police Department under the direction of Police Director Ernest Parrey for their assistance.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Molly Lorber of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Trenton.

Defense counsel: Brian P. Reilly Esq., Assistant Federal Public Defender, Trenton

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
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Press Release Number: 
16-144
Updated May 16, 2016