- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

SEATTLE (AP) - A federal jury has found two brothers from Bellingham guilty of trying to smuggle cocaine into Canada.

The Bellingham Herald reports (https://goo.gl/WO0cUZ ) a jury found 46-year-old John Brown Jr. and 38-year-old Derrick Carter guilty Monday of possessing 5 kilograms or more of cocaine and conspiring to distribute the drug.

Court documents say Carter was stopped by a deputy on Nov. 8, 2014 in Blaine. Border patrol agents soon after saw two people running and notified the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who arrested Carter’s cousin and another man. Police believe Brown escaped.

Backpacks were also found with 29 kilos of cocaine, smoke grenades and a loaded pistol magazine. The next day Mounties found a pistol.

Brown has been arrested in Canada and deported 10 times while authorities have done the same to Carter three times.

The brothers face up to life in prison.


Information from: The Bellingham Herald, https://www.bellinghamherald.com

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