Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that ERIC BROWN (38) from Kentwood was sentenced yesterday (March 23, 2017) after previously pleading guilty to one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Quantity of Methamphetamine.
U.S. District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown sentenced BROWN to time served (30 months). Additionally, BROWN was sentenced to 3 years of supervised release.
When a Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s deputy responded to a suspicious person report on June 22 2014 at 69062 South River Road in Kentwood, he observed individuals flee the residence and several outside the rear of the residence. He also detected an odor consistent with the manufacturing of methamphetamine at the rear of the residence. Brown and three others were sitting in a white Lincoln with, in plain view), twenty-four zip-lock baggies containing approximately three grams of methamphetamine and a Smith and Wesson .38 special revolver on the vehicle’s floorboard.
The deputy then met with a female at the residence who told the deputy that she and BROWN resided at the residence and that BROWN “cooked” methamphetamine in their bedroom the previous night. Deputies and DEA Task Force Officers searched the residence and found three inactive methamphetamine labs in a refrigerator in the master bedroom.