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TEXARKANA MEN PLED GUILTY AND ARE SENTENCED AS PART
OF OPERATION STATELINE SWEEP



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 03, 2012

 






Texarkana, Arkansas - Conner Eldridge, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas
announced that two Texarkana men pled guilty and are sentenced as part of Operation Stateline
Sweep. Jamondo Lewis, age 31, of Texarkana, Arkansas pleaded guilty on August 02, 2012 to
conspiracy to distribute more than 280 grams of cocaine. Anthony Johnson, age 35, of Texarkana,
Texas was sentenced to 130 months imprisonment with no parole and three years supervised release
today for delivery of more than 5 grams of crack cocaine. The defendants are two of the 66
defendants that were charged in a federal indictment on September 14, 2011. Of the 66 defendants
charged in the September indictment, 49 have pleaded guilty, 14 have been sentenced, and 4 remain
fugitives. The Honorable Susan Hickey, presided over both cases in federal court in Texarkana,
Arkansas.
Lewis, also known as “Mill” and/or “Real,” is a member of the criminal enterprise known
as “Four Block,” which operates primarily in the Texarkana Division of the Western District of
Arkansas as a drug trafficking operation (DTO). As a member of the “Four Block” DTO, Lewis
conspired with individuals associated with the “Four Block” DTO, and others to distribute more
than 280 grams of crack cocaine in and around Texarkana, Arkansas.
Throughout the course of the investigation, investigators made controlled purchases of crack
cocaine from Jamondo Lewis and interviewed numerous witnesses and defendants who identified
Lewis as a primary distributor of crack cocaine for the “Four Block” DTO. These witnesses also
advised that Lewis routinely purchased up to one-half kilogram quantities of cocaine and would have
the cocaine converted into crack cocaine to be sold. Lewis also instructed other co-conspirators to
pick up and deliver drugs and money on his behalf. Over the course of this conspiracy, more than
280 grams of crack cocaine were distributed or possessed with the intent to distribute by Jamondo
Lewis and his co-conspirators.
On March 01, 2012, Johnson entered a plea of guilty to count 157 of the 190 count
indictment charging him with knowingly distributing 12.3312 grams of a mixture of substance
containing cocaine base, commonly known as “crack cocaine,” a Schedule II controlled substance,
in violation of Title 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1).
On May 12, 2011 officers with the Texarkana Bi-State Narcotics Task Force and the FBI
conducted a controlled purchase of 12.33 grams of crack cocaine from Anthony R. Johnson.
The case was investigated by the Bi-State Narcotics Task Force, which is composed of
representatives of the Texarkana Arkansas and the Texarkana Texas police departments, the Miller
County Sheriff’s office, and the FBI. Assistant United States Attorney Matthew Quinn prosecuted
the case for the United States.
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