Brandon pleads guilty in drug case

By NEMS Daily Journal

ABERDEEN – Wesley Brandon of Belden faces up to 20 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin.
Brandon, 32, and four others were indicted in July on federal charges they conspired to distribute narcotics and to sell them in Union County.
He pleaded guilty Wednesday to a one count agreement admitting
his involvement in the conspiracy.
In additional prison time, punishment also could be up to $1 million in fines and loss of federal benefits for up to five years. He will not be sentenced until completion of a report for the judge to consider about his punishment.
Brandon also faces a Lee County indictment alleging his fault in the May
14, 2011, DUI death of John E. Bell.