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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Missouri

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Tammy Dickinson
, United States Attorney
Contact: Don Ledford

St. Joseph Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Crack Cocaine, Illegal Firearm

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a St. Joseph, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for distributing crack cocaine and illegally possessing a firearm.

Brian K. Brewer, 23, of St. Joseph, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to 10 years in federal prison without parole.

On Aug. 5, 2014, Brewer pleaded guilty to distributing crack cocaine and carrying a firearm in relation to a drug-trafficking crime. Brewer admitted that he sold approximately one ounce of crack cocaine for $1,000 on April 14, 2011. Brewer also admitted that on that day he was in possession of a Glock .40-caliber handgun, which he sold for $500.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick C. Edwards. It was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Department.

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