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Culpeper Man Sentenced on Heroin Charge

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

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA – United States Attorney John P. Fishwick announced today the sentencing of a man who was previously convicted of distributing heroin and crack cocaine.

Paul Vincent Brown, 40, of Culpeper, Virginia, previously waived his right to be indicted and pled guilty to an Information charging him with one count of conspiring to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute heroin and crack cocaine.

Today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Charlottesville, Brown was sentenced to 120 months incarceration, followed by three years of supervised release. In addition, Brown was sentenced today to an additional 48 months in federal prison for violating the terms of his supervised release from a previous conviction.  

“We must continue to be vigilant in our fight against heroin abuse,” United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. said today. “We will continue to work with our local, state and federal law enforcement partners to not only put those in jail who sell this drug, but also support those providers who offer treatment and prevention options to addicts.”

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office and the Culpeper Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Ronald Huber prosecuted the case for the United States.


Updated March 28, 2016

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