Brunswick County Crack Dealer gets 12 years

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA – Kevin Brown, 40, of Brunswick County, was sentenced today to 114 months imprisonment for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribution of 28 grams or more of cocaine base (crack) and a quantity of cocaine and distribution of a quantity of cocaine.  Brown also received a consecutive sentence of 36 months imprisonment for a supervised release violation.

The evidence presented in court and other information revealed that between March and May of 2019, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Narcotics Division, working with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives, made several controlled purchases from Brown while he was on federal supervised release for conspiracy to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base (crack).  Brown had been released from a federal halfway house in February of 2019 after serving a 92 month federal sentence.  Following Brown’s arrest on the new charges, law enforcement received information that Brown had obtained a firearm to protect his drugs and money, but they were unable to locate the firearm.

Brown’s prior convictions included accessory after the fact to robbery with a dangerous Weapon (2007), sale of cocaine (2010) and the previously mentioned federal conviction for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribution of 28 grams or more of cocaine base.

Robert J. Higdon, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement after the sentencing before U.S. District Judge James C. Dever III.  The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy Severo  prosecuted the case.

Related court documents and information can be found on the website of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina or on PACER by searching for Case No. 5:20-CR-00005-M.

RALEIGH, N.C. – Kevin Brown, 40, of Brunswick County, was sentenced today to 114 months imprisonment for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribution of 28 grams or more of cocaine base (crack) and a quantity of cocaine and distribution of a quantity of cocaine.  Brown also received a consecutive sentence of 36 months imprisonment for a supervised release violation.

The evidence presented in court and other information revealed that between March and May of 2019, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Narcotics Division, working with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives, made several controlled purchases from Brown while he was on federal supervised release for conspiracy to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base (crack).  Brown had been released from a federal halfway house in February of 2019 after serving a 92 month federal sentence.  Following Brown’s arrest on the new charges, law enforcement received information that Brown had obtained a firearm to protect his drugs and money, but they were unable to locate the firearm.

Brown’s prior convictions included accessory after the fact to robbery with a dangerous Weapon (2007), sale of cocaine (2010) and the previously mentioned federal conviction for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribution of 28 grams or more of cocaine base.

Robert J. Higdon, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement after the sentencing before U.S. District Judge James C. Dever III.  The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy Severo  prosecuted the case.

Related court documents and information can be found on the website of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina or on PACER by searching for Case No. 5:20-CR-00005-M.