Derek Wayne Brown sentenced to eight years for 500 grams of cocaine
Derek Wayne Brown, a 43-year-old Minneapolis man, was sentenced to eight years in prison today for possession with intent to distribute 500 grams of cocaine.
Derek Wayne Brown and eight others were responsbile for a subtantial amount of cocaine in Minnesota.
Brown was released from jail in 2008 after serving 14 years for first-degree assault. In November 2010, he and eight others were indicted following a multi-jurisdictional investigation that included Minneapolis police and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.
According to the U.S. Attorneys Office, the nine were collectively responsible for dealing a whole lot of cocaine in Minnesota.
On top of the 500 grams, Brown admitted to being linked to another five to 15 kilos. Robert Brandon Cook, one of the co-defendants, was responsible for between 280 and 840 grams of crack cocaine.
Brown pleaded guilty to the charges on March 16, 2011.