Mt. Vernon man sentenced to 6-years for delivery of controlled substance

JEFFERSON COUNTY — A 22-year-old Mt. Vernon man was sentenced Tuesday in Jefferson County Court to 6-years in prison after he pleaded guilty to possession of Xanax with the intent to deliver.

Dantrez Brown was arrested in the case in 2016 after Mt. Vernon police responded to a shooting incident on North 29th Street that sent another man to the hospital with a gunshot wound.

When responding to the shooting report, officers discovered Brown in possession of a controlled substance near a school.

While free on bond in the 2016 case Brown was arrested in connection with the January 2017 robbery and shooting death of DeAndray Jackson.

Charges in the murder case were dismissed against Brown when according to Jefferson County State’s Attorney Sean Featherstun, all witnesses agreed that Brown had just left the area before Jackson was shot and was not involved in the incident.

However, Brown was earlier convicted of obstruction for lying to investigators about the Jackson robbery and murder. He was sentenced to 2-years in prison on the obstruction conviction.

Tuesday’s sentence is to be served consecutively to the 2-year term for the obstruction charge.