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October 19, 2017  
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Ohio man sentenced to 16 years in prison for Los Angeles to Dayton cocaine conspiracy

(DAYTON, Ohio) – Aaron Brown, 34, of Dayton, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 197 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine.

Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, and Timothy J. Plancon, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Detroit Division, announced the sentence handed down by U.S. District Judge Timothy S. Black.

According to the Statement of Facts in this case, Brown recruited at least two individuals to assist him with trafficking cocaine by having them drive from Dayton to Los Angeles, Calif. with cash. Brown would fly to Los Angeles and meet the individuals to obtain the cash. He then used the money to purchase cocaine and would conceal it in the vehicles of the individuals, who would then drive it back to Dayton.

Brown and the co-conspirators would meet up again in Dayton in order for Brown to obtain the cocaine and distribute it to local customers in the Dayton area.

Brown pleaded guilty in February 2016 to one count of conspiracy to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine.

U.S. Attorney Glassman commended the cooperative investigation by the DEA, Nevada Highway Patrol and Navajo County (Arizona) Sheriff’s Office. 

Assistant United States Attorney Sheila G. Lafferty is representing the United States in this case. 



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