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Derek Wayne Brown sentenced to eight years for 500 grams of cocaine

Derek Wayne Brown, a 43-year-old Minneapolis man, was sentenced to eight years in prison today for possession with intent to distribute 500 grams of cocaine.

Brown was released from jail in 2008 after serving 14 years for first-degree assault. In November 2010, he and eight others were indicted following a multi-jurisdictional investigation that included Minneapolis police and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

According to the U.S. Attorneys Office, the nine were collectively responsible for dealing a whole lot of cocaine in Minnesota.

On top of the 500 grams, Brown admitted to being linked to another five to 15 kilos. Robert Brandon Cook, one of the co-defendants, was responsible for between 280 and 840 grams of crack cocaine.

Brown pleaded guilty to the charges on March 16, 2011.


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