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Portsmouth drug dealer pleads guilty to distribution of heroin resulting in death

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Posted at 2:17 PM, Jul 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-28 14:17:34-04
Carlos A. Brown

Carlos A. Brown

NORFOLK, Va. – A man pleaded guilty Thursday to distribution of heroin that resulted in the death of a Chesapeake man.

According to the statement of facts filed with the plea agreement, 45-year-old Carlos A. Brown sold heroin from his Portsmouth residence from June to November 2015.

On Nov. 18, 2015, Brown contacted one buyer describing his heroin as a “missile.” Shortly thereafter Brown distributed that heroin and in the early morning hours of Nov. 21, 2015, 27-year-old Ryan Wilson, of Chesapeake, was found dead having used Brown’s heroin.

After learning of the death of Ryan Wilson, Carlos Brown continued to sell heroin.

A law enforcement team made of members of the FBI, Virginia State Police and the Chesapeake Police Department made four controlled purchases of heroin and fentanyl from Brown before they arrested him on April 21.

Brown faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years in prison and a maximum penalty of life in prison when he is sentenced on Nov. 9, 2016.