N. Charleston drug dealer gets 15 years for gun charge

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A convicted drug dealer from North Charleston was sentenced to 15 years in prison for being in possession of a firearm.

United States Attorney Bill Nettles said that 23-year-old Jarod A. Brown was sentenced on Tuesday in federal court in Charleston.

Senior United States District Judge P. Michael Duffy sentenced Brown to 180 months imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release.

Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing established that on Aug. 20, 2010, the North Charleston Police Department attempted to initiate a traffic stop on Brown on Interstate 26.

Authorities say after leading officers on a car chase, Brown eventually fled on foot into the St. Charles Place apartment complex. Officers say they eventually located Brown at his girlfriend's apartment where they found him lying on a bed with two handguns under the mattress.

Brown's prior record includes multiple convictions for possession with intent to distribute illegal drugs, as well as convictions for unlawful carrying of a weapon and assault with intent to kill.

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