EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSHuntington Man Sentenced For Dealing Crack
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Reported by: Tiersa Davis
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Sep. 16, 2013 4:49 PM EDT
Updated: Sep. 16, 2013 5:08 PM EDT
Huntington , Cabell County , West Virginia
A Huntington man was sentenced in federal court for dealing crack cocaine.
Michael Lashawn Johnson, 34, of Huntington was sentenced to 14 years in prison. Johnson pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute 280 grams or more of crack cocaine, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin's Office.
Prosecutors said Johnson brought crack cocaine from Columbus to Huntington and distributed it to other drug dealers. In December 2010, Johnson's vehicle was stopped by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and $33,000 in cash was discovered, investigators said. In April 2011, a confidential informant for the Huntington Violent Crime and Drug Task Force bought crack cocaine from Johnson for $700.
Goodwin said Johnson is responsible for distributing about two kilograms of crack cocaine.
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