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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Missouri

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Jefferson City Man Indicted for Distributing Heroin


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Jefferson City, Mo., man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for distributing heroin.

Xavier Deprey Johnson, 31, of Jefferson City, was charged in a two-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Jefferson City on Wednesday, March 19,2014.

The federal indictment indictment charges Johnson with one count of distributing heroin in Cole County, Mo., on July 30, 2013, and one count of possessing heroin with the intent to distribute in Cole County on Aug. 27, 2013.

Dickinson cautioned that the charges contained in this indictment are simply accusations, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charges must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.

This case is being prosecuted by Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney Lawrence E. Miller. It was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Jefferson City, Mo., Police Department.

Updated January 9, 2015