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Ohio Man Sentenced to 17.5 Years in Prison for Cocaine Trafficking

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH – A former resident of Akron, Ohio, was sentenced in federal court last week for violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Reggie B. Walton sentenced Adolph Brown, 48, to serve 210 months (17.5 years) in prison following his conviction of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine. Judge Walton previously found the defendant guilty at the conclusion of a bench trial on July 9, 2018.

According to the evidence presented at trial, on March 2, 2015, the defendant traveled from Akron, Ohio, to Farrell, Pennsylvania, for the purpose of completing a sale of approximately 722 grams of cocaine. En route to Farrell, law enforcement officers conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle in which Brown was traveling. A subsequent search resulted in the discovery of the cocaine concealed inside a children’s car seat in the back seat of the vehicle. Brown subsequently provided a voluntary statement, admitting that the cocaine was his and that he was on his way to sell the cocaine to a customer in Farrell.

At the time of the offense in this case, the defendant was awaiting sentencing in Summit County, Ohio, following his guilty plea to state heroin and cocaine trafficking charges.

Assistant United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Adolph Brown, with assistance from the Southwest Mercer County Regional Police Department, the Pennsylvania State Police, and the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office.

Updated March 12, 2019

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