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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Norfolk Man Sentenced for Possessing Marijuana Inside Federal Prison

Terrance Brown to Serve Five Additional Years in Prison

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – A Norfolk man, serving a federal prison sentence for illegally possessing a firearm, will serve additional federal time for illegally possessing marijuana inside a federal prison after being sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced.

Terrance Edward Brown, 34, of Norfolk, pled guilty in January 2015 to one count of possessing a prohibited object, marijuana, while being an inmate as the United States Penitentiary Lee (USP Lee). Today in District Court, Brown was sentenced to imprisonment for a term of five years.

“Mr. Brown has repeatedly shown that he has no desire to follow the laws of the United States, whether it is outside the walls of the federal penitentiary or inside,” United States Attorney Fishwick said today.

Brown previously admitted to possessing marijuana on March 3, 2015, while being housed as an inmate at USP Lee.                                                                                                       

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Bureau of Prisons and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Special Assistant United States Attorney Debbie Stevens prosecuted the case for the United States.

Updated August 18, 2016