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Mother prison-bound for 970 bags of heroin

Posted at 8:35 AM, Jun 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-18 08:18:12-04

A mother convicted of possessing almost 1,000 bags of heroin inside her West Side home has been sentenced to three years in prison.

Last month, authorities executed a search warrant at the home of 40-year-old Erika Brown and her son, 22-year-old Erik Arias. Prosecutors say police found more than 970 bags of heroin in the house.

Sentencing for Brown’s son, Erik, was postponed until July 6 after prosecutors say he was involved in a fight while in custody. He is now facing additional charges.