Friday, August 19, 2016
DALLAS — A Garland, Texas, resident, Chester Brown, a/k/a “Baldy,” 41, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater to serve a total of 262 months in federal prison on drug conspiracy convictions, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.
Brown pleaded guilty in February 2016 to one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine base (crack cocaine). Judge Fitzwater sentenced him to 240 months on the cocaine conspiracy and 22 months on the crack cocaine conspiracy, to run consecutively.
Brown is one of the main defendants charged in a 20-defendant cocaine and crack cocaine distribution indictment returned in May 2015. Most of the defendants named in that indictment, including Brown, were arrested on May 26, 2015, in a joint operation led by the Dallas Police Department, Dallas County Sheriff’s Office and the Dallas FBI-Violent Gang Safe Streets Task Force.
According to documents filed in his case, on several occasions between January 2013 and May 2015, Brown possessed with the intent to distribute and distributed cocaine and crack cocaine. While the conspiracy was ongoing, in fact, he possessed with the intent to distribute and/or distributed 2,649 grams of cocaine and 451.5 grams of crack cocaine.
Of the 20 defendants indicted, 16 have pleaded guilty and seven of those have been sentenced. Charges against one defendant were dismissed, and three are set for trial in December 2016.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Phelesa Guy is prosecuting the case.