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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Oregon

For Immediate Release

Friday, November 14, 2014
S. Amanda Marshall
, United States Attorney
Contact: Gerri Badden

Felon Sentenced to Federal Prison for Brookings Gun Possession

MEDFORD, Ore. - On Monday, November 10, 2014, Senior U.S. District Judge Owen M. Panner sentenced Tyson Maurice Brown, 27, of Portland, Oregon, to 57 months in federal prison, after he pleaded uilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm.   Brown will also be on three years of supervised release after he completes his prison term.

On June 6, 2013, a Brookings Police Department Sergeant stopped a stolen vehicle that Brown was driving.  Brown and his two passengers were arrested.  Police searched the vehicle and found a Ruger 9mm handgun with two loaded magazines in Brown’s bag.  Police traced the weapon and determined that Brown was present when the firearm was purchased at a store in Medford, Oregon. Police also found approximately ten grams of methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, digital scales, drug paraphernalia, ammunition, five cell phones, and over $2,000 cash in various locations in the vehicle.

Brown has prior felony convictions for Unlawful Manufacture/Delivery/Possession of Cocaine in 2009 and Robbery in the Second Degree in 2004.

This case was investigated jointly by the Brookings Oregon Police Department and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Judith R. Harper.

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