Drugs, linked to Mexican cartels, packaged in Bear and King of Prussia
Denise Brown was sentenced yesterday to 144 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute heroin and fentanyl and 60 months for submitting a false claim to the Small Business Administration. The sentences will run concurrently. Brown was also ordered to pay $10,000 in restitution to the SBA.
According to court documents and statements made in open court, Brown, 40, was a leader of the Jamar Jackson drug trafficking organization responsible for distributing large quantities of drugs, sourced from Mexican cartels, throughout Delaware and the surrounding region.
Prosecutors said Brown managed the day-to-day drug business, setting up the DTO’s drug milling and packaging operations in Bear, Delaware and King of Prussia, ecruiting other members of the conspiracy, and directing drug sales. Brown was arrested at her King of Prussia home in 2020. Upon searching Brown’s home, law enforcement found thousands of packets of fentanyl-laced heroin, bulk quantities of heroin and fentanyl, and over $120,000 in cash.
In June 2020, Brown submitted a fraudulent application to the SBA seeking Covid-19 relief funds through the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. Based on the application, the SBA deposited $10,000 into the defendant’s bank account.
U.S. Attorney David, Weiss stated, “The Court justly held Denise Brown accountable for her crimes. By trafficking large quantities of drugs from Mexico and distributing deadly fentanyl into our communities, the defendant put lives at risk. She also took advantage of a government program designed to provide economic relief during the Covid19 pandemic. This sentence sends a message that those who aspire to profit from illegal activity – whether through drug distribution or fraud – will face significant punishment.”