Trio Sentenced on Drug Charges

Jackson, Miss. Three people were sentenced Wednesday in connection with an extensive narcotics investigation, dubbed “Operation Brusha”, that targeted illegal narcotics distribution in Scott County.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Jackson, Marlon Faber, 39, of Gardina, Calif., was sentenced to 87 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release. He previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine.

Fredrick Stowers, 59, of Forest, Miss., was sentenced to 42 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release. He previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Arthur Wayne Townsend, 56, of Forest, was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release. He previously pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Officials say as a result of Operation Brusha, seventeen defendants have been convicted of trafficking methamphetamine with a purity of over 92% into the Brusha community in Scott County, from California, Texas and elsewhere. Methamphetamine and several firearms were also seized.


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