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A Carbondale man faces gun and drug charges

Carbondale gun and drugs suspect Marlin Brown
Carbondale Police Dept. (provided)
Marlin Brown

A Carbondale Man is arrested on gun and drug charges following a brief foot chase.

Carbondale Police officers responded to the 1100 block of East College Street in reference to a report of an individual with a firearm. Officers located the suspect as he began to walk away. Marlin Brown, age 44 of Carbondale, was ordered to stop but fled on foot. The suspect was quickly apprehended and arrested.

Brown was found to be in possession of a handgun, illegal amounts of illegal cannabis and items consistent with the sale of drugs.

Officers charged Brown with multiple gun charges, Armed Habitual Offender and Cannabis Trafficking.

Additional charges include Aggravated Resisting a Peace Officer, Criminal Damage to Property and Violation of Bail Bond because he is currently out on bond for firearms offenses.

Brown was incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail. The investigation into the incident is active and ongoing.

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