Taney County Prosecuting Attorney, Jeffrey M. Merrell announced today that EDDIE D. BROWN, dob: 4/8/1969 of Mountain Home, Arkansas plead guilty without a plea agreement last Monday to two counts of the class B felony of sale of a controlled substance as a prior and persistent felony offender in front of Taney County Circuit Judge Mark Orr. EDDIE D. BROWN was scheduled to begin a jury trial the morning he entered his plea of guilty to both felony charges.
On July 25, 2005, EDDIE D. BROWN sold a quarter ounce of marijuana to a C.O.M.E.T. drug task force officer operating in an undercover capacity in the Branson area for $30 dollars. Once again on August 8, 2005, EDDIE D. BROWN sold a half ounce of marijuana to an undercover task force officer working in Branson for $80 dollars.
Formal sentencing is set for December 17, 2009 at 10:30am. The class B felony of sale of a controlled substance has a range of punishment of five (5) to fifteen (15) years in the Missouri Department of Corrections. However, as a prior and persistent felony offender, EDDIE D. BROWN faces a range of punishment of up to thirty (30) years in the Department of Corrections, or life imprisonment for each occurrence.