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Waycross man sentenced for firearms violation

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A Waycross man was sentenced Tuesday for a firearms violation.

Dereck Jerome Brown, 33, was sentenced last week before in federal court Wood to 210 months in prison for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. 

In October 2012 a search warrant was executed at Brown's home in which a Lorcin 9mm pistol, crack cocaine, marijuana, and cash were discovered, according to the U.S. District Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Georgia. 

At the time of the search, Brown was prohibited from possessing the firearm and qualified as an armed career criminal due to four prior felony convictions involving cocaine trafficking and the obstruction of law enforcement officers. 

"The United States Attorney's Office must, and will, continue to aggressively prosecute those who endanger the safety of our communities.  Successful investigations like these are the result of cooperation between federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies," said U.S. Attorney Edward J. Tarver in a statement.

Brown's case resulted from a joint investigation by ATF and the Waycross Police Dept.

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