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Jury Finds Green Bay Man Guilty of Drug Trafficking and Firearm Offenses

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

Acting United States Attorney Richard G. Frohling of the Eastern District of Wisconsin announced that on April 21, 2021, a jury seated in the federal district court in Green Bay, found Lonel L. Johnson, Jr., (age: 44) guilty of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. 

The evidence presented at trial proved that on April 3, 2020, after a standoff that lasted over an hour, investigators from the Brown County Drug Task Force seized a half pound of methamphetamine and a .22 caliber rifle from Johnson’s residence.  Prior to the search warrant, Johnson posted a video on Facebook Live in which he was pointing a .45 caliber handgun at the camera.  Johnson, a convicted felon, was prohibited from possessing firearms. 

Johnson will be sentenced before Senior U.S. District Judge William C. Griesbach on July 26, 2021.  Johnson faces a mandatory ten year prison term and a maximum of life imprisonment. 

The Brown County Drug Task Force investigated the case, with assistance from the Brown County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team.  Assistant United States Attorneys Alexander Duros and William Roach prosecuted the case.

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For further information contact:

Public Information Officer Kenneth Gales

(414) 297-1700

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Updated April 22, 2021