Portsmouth man sentenced for conspiracy to distribute cocaine and heroin

A Department of Justice logo is shown on a podium during a news conference about Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A Portsmouth man was sentenced to more than 18 years of jail time for conspiracy to distribute cocaine and heroin, according to the U.S. Department of Justice Eastern District of Virginia.

Court documents say that Allen Andre Brown, 36, manufactured, distributed, and possessed more than 13 kilograms of cocaine and 478 grams of heroin between November of 2013 and November of 2014.

Following an investigation into Brown’s operation, law enforcement executed a search warrant into his residence in Portsmouth, where officers recovered the following:

  • 181 grams of heroin
  • 37 grams of cocaine
  • A digital scale for the drugs
  • A security camera
  • Thousands of dollars in U.S. currency
  • A .45-caliber semi-automatic pistol and ammunition

In connection with Brown’s conviction, he also forfeited $3,365 in U.S. currency, the pistol, ammunition and he is also subject to a monetary judgment of more than $550,000.

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

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