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Local News in Brief : Convicted Drug Lord Gets Added Terms

Narcotics kingpin Elrader (Ray Ray) Browning, who is serving two consecutive life terms in prison, has been sentenced to another 120 years on six charges overlooked at his earlier sentencing.

Browning, 33, described by prosecutors as one of Los Angeles’ most powerful drug lords, was convicted in June of 43 narcotics and conspiracy counts. U.S. District Judge Stephen Wilson sentenced him Aug. 29 to two consecutive life terms without parole and fined him $2 million. But Wilson later realized he had sentenced Browning on only 37 of the counts.

Wilson on Thursday imposed another 20 years on each of six counts of possession with intent to distribute powder cocaine, rock cocaine and heroin. The terms run consecutively to one another and to the life sentences imposed earlier.

Browning’s conviction represented sales in 1986 and 1987 of at least 220 pounds of cocaine and several pounds of heroin, with an estimated street value of at least $20 million.

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