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Portsmouth heroin dealer sentenced to 30 years in overdose death case

Carlos A. Brown, 46, of Suffolk, was sentenced to 30 months in prison for distribution of heroin resulting in death.

Carlos A. Brown, 46, of Suffolk, was sentenced to 30 years in prison for distribution of heroin resulting in death.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – A heroin dealer was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison for the distribution of heroin that lead to a man’s death.

46-year-old Carlos Brown sold heroin from his Portsmouth home from June-November, 2015.

On November 18 Brown contacted one buyer describing the potency of his heroin as a “missile.”

According to the Department of Justice, Brown was aware that several of his customers had overdosed when he tried to get more of the same batch of heroin.

Brown then distributed the heroin shortly after he obtained it to Ryan Wilson of Chesapeake.

Wilson was found dead after using the heroin Brown supplied.

After Brown learned of Wilson’s death he continued to sell the heroin.

Brown was eventually caught when a law enforcement team made four controlled purchases of heroin and fentanyl from Brown before they arrested him on April 21.