Bergen County Resident Admits To Serious Heroin Distribution Offense

Aiexpress  –  In a recent update from Newark federal court, Dawan A. Brown, a 37-year-old resident of Cliffside Park in Bergen County, New Jersey, has admitted to being involved in heroin trafficking. U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger made the announcement about Brown’s guilty plea, which pertains to his possession and intention to distribute a significant amount of heroin.

In court, Brown, who is also referred to as “DB,” confessed to possessing a mixture containing heroin with the intention to distribute it. This confession is related to an incident that occurred on June 14, 2021, in Harrison, New Jersey. After his arrest, authorities seized various items from Brown’s residence, including suspected drug-related profits and jewelry. As part of the agreement, Brown has agreed to forfeit a substantial amount of $436,616, which is recognized as proceeds from his involvement in narcotics activities.

Brown’s offense carries severe consequences, evident in the range of possible penalties. If convicted of this narcotics crime, he could face a minimum sentence of five years in prison, with the maximum extending up to 40 years. Furthermore, there is a potential fine of up to $5 million. The sentencing for this case is set for June 12, 2024.

The collaborative efforts of various law enforcement agencies were instrumental in the successful investigation that led to Brown’s guilty plea. Special Agent in Charge James E. Dennehy and the FBI in Newark played a crucial role, along with Acting Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Additionally, Chief Ronald Cuney and the Harrison Police Department, as well as Chief Marc Marano and the Cliffside Park Police Department, contributed significantly to the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Robert L. Frazer from the Organized Crime/Gangs Unit and Dong Joo Lee from the Narcotics/Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force Unit, based in Newark, are representing the government in the case.


Brown’s guilty plea serves as a crucial acknowledgment of his criminal activities and paves the way for his upcoming sentencing.

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