Suffolk man indicted on heroin distribution resulting in death charge

Carlos Brown is facing additional heroin-related charges.

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 Suffolk man has been indicted on multiple federal heroin charges, including distribution resulting in death.

Carlos A. Brown was indicted by a grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia last week.

Authorities began investigating Brown in November of last year, after an investigative team was called to the scene of a suspected heroin overdose death in Chesapeake.

Within the next six months, a team law enforcement agencies — including FBI’s Norfolk Field Office, Virginia State Police, and Chesapeake Police — gathered arrest and police reports on distribution activities related to Brown.

Authorities say Brown said in one interview with Confidential Human Source that he was aware of three or four of his customers overdosing. He continued to sell heroin, even after finding out about the fatal overdose.

Brown is facing charges including distribution of heroin resulting in death, distribution of heroin resulting in serious bodily injury, distribution of heroin and distribution of fentanyl.

If convicted, Brown could see between 20 years to life in prison.


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