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Former Mississipi promoter accused of cocaine trafficking while organizing Black Spring Break events

April 5, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Former Mississipi promoter accused of cocaine trafficking while organizing Black Spring Break events

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A former promoter of Black Spring Break in Biloxi, Mississipi, and a second suspect are facing federal cocaine trafficking charges after accusations surfaced that they trafficked narcotics for almost nine years and conspired to distribute five kilos.

Federal prosecutors say a DEA-led investigation implicated 46-year-old Keith Lavell Brown, 35-year-old Jaycie Mario Thomas, and several other co-conspirators in an elaborate cocaine distribution network in South Mississippi from 2009 until March of this year.

Keith Lavell Brown worked as a promoter for black spring break weekends in Biloxi between 2009 and 2014, according to the Sun-Herald.

Authorities in Biloxi arrested Brown on charges of tax evasion last year. Two counts were passed to court files and one count is a pending resolution, according to the Harrison County jail docket.

If convicted of cocaine trafficking, both men face up to life behind bars and will be forced to pay penalties of up to $10 million.

The DEA along with the FBI are continuing to investigate the case.

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