Newport News man could face 70 years for drug crimes

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A Newport News man was convicted Wednesday of conspiring to distribute drugs in Hampton Roads for over a decade.

A federal jury convicted 34-year-old Kelvin “Doom” Brown of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine, two counts of possessing firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

U.S. District Judge Robert G. Doumar accepted the verdict, according to Inayat Delawala with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Court documents state Brown was arrested in September 2013 in a barricaded apartment along with a firearm, a scale and cocaine. Investigators determined he and several others began distributing drugs in the early 2000s and used guns to manage the operation.

Delawala said Brown also made threats against a cooperating witness during the course of the case.

Brown could face a sentence of more than 70 years in prison when he is sentenced December 8.

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