News Release
January 12, 2010
Contact: Special Agent Roberto Bryan
Number: (504) 840-1360

St. Tammy Man Sentenced to 30 Months in Federal Prison for
Crack Distribution

JAN 12 -- NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - RYAN BROWN, age 23, a resident of St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, was sentenced today in federal court by U.S. District Judge Lance M. Afirck to thirty (30) months in prison for distributing quantities of cocaine base (crack), announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. 

In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Africk imposed four (4) years of supervised release following the term of imprisonment, during which time the defendant will be under federal supervision and risks an additional term of imprisonment should he violate any terms of his supervised release.

According to court documents, on July 10, 2009, BROWN pled guilty admitting that on May 24, 2007, he distributed 19.2 grams of cocaine, and November 6, 2007, he distributed 6 grams of crack cocaine in Covington, Louisiana.

The case was investigated by agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney Theodore Carter.