Career criminal, gang member receives 30-year sentence

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The Knox County District Attorney’s Office secured  a lengthy prison sentence for a career criminal and gang member after his tenth felony conviction.

Glenn Larry Brown Jr., 37, was sentenced to 30 years in prison without parole after being convicted of possession with intent or sell or deliver cocaine in a drug-free school zone, possession with intent to sell or deliver a controlled substance analogue, possession of a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony and unlawful possession of a firearm. 

During a traffic stop in March 2016, Brown told a Knoxville Police officer that he was considering running. The officer discovered five grams of crack cocaine, a synthetic drug commonly referred to as molly and a handgun. 

“This career criminal spent the majority of his adult life victimizing people,” said Knox County District Attorney Charme Allen in a press release. “The lengthy sentence in this case ends that track record.”

Brown has nine prior felony convictions for violent, property, and drug dealing offenses
out of three different jurisdictions. Brown has also been classified as a member of the
Gangster Disciples criminal street gang.

Brown’s prison sentence will be completed in 2048. 

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