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Brown pleads guilty to drug charge

Published: Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 3:30 p.m. CST • Updated: Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 2:27 p.m. CST

PRINCETON — A Michigan man has entered an open plea of guilty in Bureau County Court to the Class 1 felony of unlawful possession with intent to deliver cannabis.

Kenneth W. Brown, 41, of Detroit, Mich., entered his guilty plea Nov. 1 before Associate Circuit Judge C.J. Hollerich. The judge ordered the probation department to conduct a pre-sentence investigation and set a sentencing hearing for 9:30 a.m. Dec. 7.

On Feb. 17, Brown was stopped for a traffic violation on Interstate 80. During the traffic stop, a K-9 unit alerted to the presence of narcotics within the vehicle. The subsequent search revealed about 15 pounds of cannabis in the luggage in the trunk of the vehicle.

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