- Associated Press - Friday, October 3, 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge man became the last of 17 men to be convicted in a long-running series of federal prosecutions aimed at dismantling a drug trafficking operation in the Baton Rouge area.

The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1rSodaO ) Henry Brown pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to conspiring to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine.

U.S. District Judge James Brady did not set a sentencing date.

The operation was handled by the U.S. Attorney’s Office; U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration; Baton Rouge Police Department, with assistance from the sheriff’s offices in East and West Baton Rouge, Livingston and Ascension parishes; Gonzales Police Department; Louisiana State Police; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and U.S. Marshals Service.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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