32-year-old Brian Landon Brown was sentenced today (Friday) to 20 years in federal prison for his role in a fentanyl distribution conspiracy.

Brown pleaded guilty in June to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute Furanyl Fentanyl. He has been in custody since his arrest in May of 2017.

On October 6th of last year, Brown met a 26-year-old male and sold Furanyl Fentanyl to that individual.  The next day, that same individual was discovered unconscious at his residence. Later that day, the individual was pronounced dead. The Lubbock County Medical Examiner did an autopsy and determined that the cause of death was drug toxicity from Furanyl Fentanyl. An investigation into the cause of death led law enforcement to Brown who admitted to selling Furanyl Fentanyl to the individual the night of his death.

Brown was arrested in Lubbock on October 17th on an unrelated arrest warrant. At the time of his arrest, Brown possessed a vial of .291 net grams of Furanyl Fentanyl. Brown admitted that he typically sold several grams of Furanyl Fentanyl per day.