Huntington Man Sentenced to 312 Months for Distribution of Heroin and Crack Cocaine in Boyd County
ASHLAND, KY—A Huntington, W.Va., man, previously convicted of second degree murder, has been sentenced to 312 months in federal prison for trafficking in heroin and crack cocaine in Boyd County.
On Tuesday, December 9, U.S. District Judge David Bunning sentenced 32 year-old Jason C. Brown and ordered him to serve 15 years of supervised release following the completion of his prison term. Judge Bunning enhanced Brown’s sentence because Brown’s criminal history qualifies him as a career offender. Brown has a prior drug trafficking felony conviction and a conviction for second degree murder in West Virginia. Under federal law, he must serve at least 85 percent of his prison sentence.
Evidence at Brown’s trial in September of this year established that Brown sold heroin on multiple occasions to individuals in Boyd County between January 2013 and April 2013. He also sold crack in February 2013. Evidence also established that Brown fled Ashland once he learned of the warrant for his arrest on these matters.
Kerry B. Harvey, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Howard S. Marshall, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Rodney Brewer, Kentucky State Police Commissioner, jointly made the announcement today.
The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Task Force and the Kentucky State Police. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tony Bracke prosecuted this case on behalf of the federal government.