Drug Dealer Who Sold Fatal Dose Gets 6-13 Years in Prison

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WEST CHESTER, PA — Chester County Court of Common Pleas Judge Ann Marie Wheatcraft this week sentenced Kendall Brown, 38, of Philadelphia, to 6-13 years in state prison for drug delivery resulting in death and possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance, announced Chester County District Attorney Deb Ryan. The defendant sold the victim fentanyl and he died in a hotel from an overdose.

“Our deepest sympathies go out to the victim’s family. We hope this sentence eases some of their pain and serves as a reminder that we will not tolerate this poison brought into our community,” said Ryan.

According to information presented to the Court, on May 3, 2021, the West Goshen Township Police Department responded to a call at the Quality Inn & Suites, located at 943 S. High Street in West Chester, for an unresponsive person in a hotel room. The victim, 60, was found dead of an apparent overdose. During the investigation, police found 26 individual bags of fentanyl in the victim’s room. Investigators reviewed the victim’s cell phone and discovered that the victim was communicating with the defendant –also known as “Doe Boy” – the previous night and had traveled to an area in Philadelphia known for drug-related activity.

When the defendant was arrested on May 5, 2021, he was in possession of 70 individual bags containing fentanyl.

Chester County District Attorney Deb Ryan commended the West Goshen Township Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Kendall Brown. Assistant District Attorney Jessica Acitoprosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

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