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Michael Lashawn Johnson admits distributing nearly 2 kilos of crack cocaine
On December 6, 2010, Johnson’s vehicle was stopped along State Route 104 by members of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. During the traffic stop, an Ohio Highway Patrol police dog performed a search on the defendant’s vehicle. The vehicle search revealed $33,000 in cash. On April 13, 2011, members of the Huntington Violent Crime and Drug Task Force used a confidential informant to conduct a controlled purchase of crack cocaine from Johnson. The defendant later sold 10.9 grams of crack cocaine to the police informant in exchange for $700. On February 7, 2013, an arrest warrant was issued for Johnson. Police arrested Johnson at his Huntington residence. At the time of his arrest, police also found items consistent with the production of crack cocaine inside Johnson’s residence, along with a .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol.
In total, Johnson is responsible for distributing approximately two kilograms of crack cocaine.
This case was investigated by the Huntington Violent Crime and Drug Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Gregory McVey handled the prosecution.