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Bergen County Man Admits to Heroin Distribution in Harrison, Faces Federal Charges

Harrison Town

By: Richard L. Smith 

Federal officials said Dawan A. Brown, also known as "DB," a 37-year-old resident of Cliffside Park, has confessed to possessing heroin with the intention of distribution.AHAThe confession came as Brown appeared before Judge Brian R. Martinotti in Newark federal court, where he pleaded guilty to a charge involving the possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of a heroin-containing mixture.

The court documents and statements presented in court detailed that on June 14, 2021, Brown was found in possession of heroin in Harrison, New Jersey, with the intent to distribute.

When law enforcement officers arrested him, they seized not only suspected drug proceeds but also pieces of jewelry from Brown's residence.

Additionally, as part of his plea agreement, Brown consented to forfeit $436,616, which represents the proceeds from his narcotics trafficking activities.

Brown's narcotics offense comes with substantial legal consequences, including a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison. The maximum potential sentence could extend up to 40 years in prison, along with a fine that may reach $5 million.

The sentencing has been scheduled for June 12, 2024, marking a significant date for both the defendant and the communities affected by his actions.