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Bogalusa Man Pleads Guilty To Methamphetamine Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that AARON JOHNSON, age 42, of Bogalusa, pled guilty on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute more than fifty grams of methamphetamine and more than five hundred grams of a mixture containing a detectible amount of methamphetamine.

According to court documents, JOHNSON flew to California, where he obtained methamphetamine that he then mailed back to Louisiana. JOHNSON then returned to Louisiana to receive over a kilogram of high-purity methamphetamine, which law enforcement agents found in his house and vehicle. The government filed a bill of information charging JOHNSON with a prior felony drug offense. As a result, JOHNSON faces a term of imprisonment of at least fifteen years and up to life, to be followed by at least ten years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $10,000,000.

Judge Susie Morgan set sentencing for October 22, 2019.

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Louisiana State Police, and the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas D. Moses is in charge of the prosecution.

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Updated July 18, 2019

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