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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Mississippi

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Mississippi Drug Dealer Sentenced to Twenty Years in Prison

Jackson, Miss - On July 12, 2016, Senior U.S. District Judge David C. Bramlette III sentenced convicted drug dealer Marvin Rocedreck Brown, 42, of Union, Mississippi, to 240 months in prison and ordered him to pay a $1,500 fine for conspiracy to launder drug proceeds, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis. The sentence came one day after U.S. District Judge Carlton W. Reeves sentenced Brown to 240 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release on drug conspiracy and distribution charges and fined him $1,500. Both sentences are to run concurrently.

Marvin R. Brown was found guilty by a jury in December, 2015, on three counts of drug conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. He pled guilty in March, 2016, to conspiracy to launder drug proceeds. Brown was responsible for the distribution of large quantities of cocaine and methamphetamine in central Mississippi and throughout Newton and Neshoba Counties for several years.

Law enforcement officials have seized or forfeited Brown’s assets including his personal residence on Highway 489 in Union, a residence on Highway 15 in Union, three acres in Union, and multiple mobile homes with ten acres on Rigdon Road in Union. Other seized assets included cash, a bank account, various vehicles and ATVs, a Kamatsu bulldozer, a tractor and trailer, zero-turn mowers, motorcycles, a GMC dump truck, a Fortress track paver etc.

The Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCEDTF) investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Division, and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics with assistance from the Newton County Police Department, the Decatur Police Department and the Neshoba County Sherriff’s Office.

The cases were prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Darren J. LaMarca, Christopher Wansley and Erin Chalk.

Updated July 14, 2016