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HAMMOND — A man was sentenced Wednesday to more than five years in prison for selling cocaine, marijuana, a 30-round drum magazine, a stolen firearm and ammunition between December 2017 and February 2018.

Terry Brown, 33, of Gary was sentenced after pleading guilty to distribution of cocaine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, according to U.S. Attorney Thomas Kirsch. 

Brown was sentenced to 70 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release. 

Starting December 2017 through February 2018, Brown sold cocaine and marijuana to a confidential informant, according to court records. On one occasion, he sold cocaine, marijuana, a 30-round drum magazine, a stolen .45 caliber firearm and ammunition to a confidential informant.

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The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Task Force, the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Gang Response Investigative Team Task Force investigated the case. Indiana State Police, the Lake County Sheriff’s Department and the Gary Police Department assisted the investigation.

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Night Crime/Breaking News Reporter

Anna Ortiz is the breaking news/crime reporter for The Times, covering crime, politics, courts, investigative news and more. She is a Region native and graduate of Ball State University with a major in journalism and minor in anthropology.