Indianapolis, Indiana – An individual from Indianapolis has been found guilty on charges related to the trafficking of methamphetamine and fentanyl, as well as illegal firearm possession.
Steven Lamar Brown, aged 42, was found guilty of seven felony charges by a federal jury. These charges include:
- Five counts of methamphetamine and fentanyl trafficking
- One count of firearm possession by a previously convicted felon
- One count of firearm possession to further a drug trafficking crime
As per the court documents and evidence presented during the trial, Brown was observed and audibly recorded dealing over 50 grams of methamphetamine on three separate instances between September 2020 and February 2021.
These recordings clearly depict Brown weighing the drugs and calculating the proceeds he received in return.
On February 23, 2021, officers from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department endeavored to intercept and arrest Brown while he was in his car, which he refused.
The police subsequently managed to apprehend Brown, conducted a search of his vehicle, and discovered a loaded .380 caliber pistol in the glove compartment.
As part of the operation, law enforcement authorities, including Task Force Officers from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and IMPD officers, executed a court-approved search of Brown’s residence.
Their search yielded the following items throughout the house:
- Master Bedroom & Closet:
- 52.1 grams of a mixture containing fentanyl and heroin
- 26.3 grams of fentanyl
- 100.96 grams of heroin
- 165.5 grams of methamphetamine
- 117 Xanax pills
- 10.7 grams of cocaine base (“crack cocaine”)
- Three loaded semi-automatic assault-style rifles
- A loaded shotgun
- A loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun
- Brown’s personal identification documents
- Bed Area:
- 1.2 kilograms of synthetic marijuana in gallon-sized bags
- 28.0 grams of synthetic marijuana
- A loaded .38 Special caliber revolver
- Two loaded 9mm semi-automatic pistols
- Second Bedroom:
- A metal kilo press
- Loaded magazines
- A box of ammunition behind a standalone mirror
- A black digital scale with drug residue
- 407.1 grams of synthetic marijuana
Brown, who has a history of prior felony convictions and was on parole for robbery at the time of these crimes, will be sentenced by the U.S. District Court at a later date. He could potentially face a life sentence in prison, to be followed by 10 years of supervised release upon his release from prison.