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Charleston man pleads guilty in Federal court to heroin distribution

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Antoine Maurice Brown, 32, of Charleston, West Virginia, pleaded guilty today in federal court in Charleston to distribution of heroin, announced United States Attorney Booth Goodwin. Brown admitted that on June 26, 2013, he sold heroin to a confidential informant working with law enforcement. The drug deal took place in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven on Washington Street, East, in Charleston. Brown faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a $1 million fine when he is sentenced on February 17, 2016.

The investigation of this case was conducted by the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team.

This case is being prosecuted as part of an ongoing effort led by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia to combat the illicit sale and misuse of prescription drugs and heroin. The U.S. Attorney’s Office, joined by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, is committed to aggressively pursuing and shutting down illegal pill trafficking, eliminating open air drug markets, and curtailing the spread of opiate painkillers and heroin in communities across the Southern District.

Updated November 17, 2015

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