District Attorney William R. Coenen Jr. said Brown was sentenced to 19 and a half years in prison on these charges by Judge E. Rudolph McIntyre Jr. Coenen stated this plea is a continued effort by his office and local law enforcement agencies to stamp out meth labs and those who operate them in Richland Parish.
Assistant District Attorney Doug Wheeler, who prosecuted this case, advised that on Feb. 12, 2008, Brown and another man were operating a methamphetamine lab at 720 White Perch Lane in Richland Parish. The Richland Parish Sheriffs Office, narcotics division along with agents from the Ouachita Parish Sheriffs Office and the Louisiana State Police received confidential information that Brown and others may be operating a lab and cooking meth at the White Perch Lane residence.
Wheeler further advised that Brown was stopped in Richland Parish on an unrelated traffic violation which resulted in the ultimate search of the White Perch Lane residence where all of the necessary equipment was found to operate the meth lab along with actual methamphetamine.
Coenen and Wheeler wanted to thank deputies and investigators of the Richland Parish Sheriffs Office for their work in arresting Brown and shutting down his meth operation.
In an unrelated case, Coenen announced that Michael W. Coleman, 231 Russell St., Rayville, pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana with intent to distribute Jan. 21 and was sentenced to 12 years in prison.