- Associated Press - Friday, October 17, 2014

DETROIT (AP) - Two brothers convicted of drug trafficking have been sentenced to life in prison, capping an unusual case that included a manhunt when they fled Detroit before the jury’s verdict.

Federal Judge Stephen Murphy III, a former prosecutor, says he hasn’t seen a larger drug case. He says he couldn’t add more comment “without being insulting.”

The government says Eric Powell and Carlos Powell sold marijuana, cocaine and heroin for five years. More than $21 million was seized, along with luxury cars.

The Detroit News (https://bit.ly/1qJn4ha ) says security was extremely tight Friday. Carlos Powell says he’ll miss his children.

After sitting through trial, the brothers and a third man didn’t appear for the verdict. The Powells were captured in June after nearly a month, one in Georgia, the other in Missouri.


Information from: The Detroit News, https://detnews.com/

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