Drug Enforcement Administration

Washington, DC

Jesse R. Fong, Special Agent in Charge

May 20, 2015

Contact: Public Information Officer

Phone Number: (202) 305-8426

Portsmouth Man Charged With Manufacturing And Selling Over 13 Kilograms Of Cocaine And 478 Grams Of Heroin Worth $555,850.00

NORFOLK, Va. - Allen Andre Brown, 36, of Portsmouth, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to distribute narcotics.

Karl C. Colder, Special Agent in Charge for Drug Enforcement Administration’(DEA) Washington Office; Dana J. Boente, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Mark R. Herring, Attorney General of Virginia made the announcement after the plea was accepted by U.S. District Judge Mark S. Davis.

Brown was charged with the narcotics conspiracy in a criminal information that was filed on April 27, 2015.  He faces a maximum penalty of life in prison when he is sentenced on September 2, 2015. 
Brown manufactured, distributed and possessed cocaine and heroin from approximately November of 2013 to November of 2014.  A search warrant was executed at Brown’s residence, after an extensive investigation by DEA and Portsmouth Police. During the execution of the warrant, officers recovered heroin, cocaine, and a firearm from Brown’s bedroom.  Brown bought and sold in excess of 13 kilograms of cocaine and 478 grams of heroin worth an estimated value of $555,850.

This case was investigated and led by DEA Norfolk Resident Office with the assistance of the Portsmouth Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph E. DePadilla, Virginia Assistant Attorney General, and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney John F. Butler are prosecuting the case.
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