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Poplar Bluff Man Pleads Guilty to Gun and Drug Charges

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

The United States Attorney's Office announced that Antwoine Carnell Johnson, Age 23, of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, pled guilty to charges of Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute, and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime. Johnson appeared before United States District Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr. on July 31, 2018.

Johnson was arrested after a Missouri State Highway Patrol Officer stopped Johnson for speeding and discovered that his license was revoked. Officers located drug scales, heroin, methamphetamine, a loaded revolver and $6,574.00 in suspected drug proceeds in Johnson’s vehicle. His sentencing is set for November 6th, 2018.

Johnson faces a maximum punishment of 20 years of imprisonment and a fine up to $1,000,000 on the drug charges and not less than five years, nor more than life on the firearm charge.    

This case was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Special Assistant United States Attorney Timothy J. Willis handled the prosecution for the Government.

Updated August 1, 2018

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses