Feds: Annapolis Man Pleads Guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Narcotics

A man from Annapolis has reportedly pled guilty in federal court to possession with intent to distribute phencyclidine (PCP), crack cocaine, heroin, and cocaine.    

According to an announcement made by the US Attorney's Office in Baltimore, Keith L. Brown, 63, participated in several controlled purchases at two residences on Monroe Street in Annapolis.  "Law enforcement observed Brown frequently visiting the two residences," the announcement said.  "During the transactions at one of the residences, presumed narcotic customers routinely stood in a line on the sidewalk outside of the residence prior to Brown’s arrival."

Federal authorities said on January 6, 2022, an individual, who was seen walking in the vicinity of the location in which Brown’s transactions frequently occurred, overdosed directly in front of a covert law enforcement vehicle. According to the first responders, the non-fatal overdose was attributed to the PCP, officials stated. 

The US Attorney's office stated that as the result of the search warrant conducted on Brown's residence and vehicle, officers located several controlled substances.  Subsequent lab testing confirmed that Brown possessed 470 grams of PCP, 55.5 grams of crack cocaine, 6.2 grams of heroin, and 71 grams of cocaine.  "On the same day, law enforcement executed search and seizure warrants at several other residences connected to Brown and his associates where officers seized $32,695 in cash as well as a handgun," prosecutors wrote. 

Brown and the government have agreed that, if the Court accepts the plea agreement, Brown will be sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.  U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar has scheduled sentencing for August 8, 2022, at 3:30 p.m.