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Schuylkill drug dealer gets 11 years in federal prison

Published October 04. 2011 05:01PM

A Schuylkill County drug dealer was sentenced to 11 years in a federal prison.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, said David Brown, 41, of Orwigsburg, was sentenced by Senior U.S. Judge A. Richard Caputo to serve 132 months in prison for his role in a methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy in 2009 and 2010.

U.S. Attorney Peter J. Smith said Brown previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possession wint intent to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine.

Brown was indicted by a federal grand jury in August 2010, as a result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Tamaqua police. The investigation revealed that Brown was obtaining large quantities of methamphetamine from a supplier in the state of Indiana and distributing the drug to others in Schuylkill County.

Judge Caputo also ordered Brown to serve five years of supervised release following his prison sentence and pay a $1,000 fine and a $100 special assessment.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Francis P. Sempa.

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