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Shawn Johnson Sentenced to Federal Prison for Drug Trafficking Crime

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Districts of Guam & the Northern Mariana Islands

          SHAWN N. ANDERSON, Acting United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, announced that defendant SHAWN JOHNSON, age 30, was sentenced in District Court today to a term of 71 months imprisonment for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841.  Johnson had previously pled guilty to the offense on May 15, 2017. The Court also ordered three years of supervised release following his term of imprisonment and payment of a mandatory $100 assessment fee. Additionally, defendants convicted of a federal drug offense may no longer qualify for certain federal benefits.


          On March 10, 2015, law enforcement officers arrested Johnson pursuant to an arrest warrant for a Superior Court of Guam probation violation.  At the time, Johnson was serving a probation sentence for felony possession of a controlled substance. Upon receiving consent to enter a residence, officers found Johnson in his bedroom. Officers also discovered 26 grams of pure methamphetamine, numerous Ziploc baggies, two digital scales, and other drug paraphernalia.


          The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, United States Marshals Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Guam Customs & Quarantine Agency, and the Superior Court of Guam Probation and Marshals.


Salome Blas

Updated December 12, 2017

Drug Trafficking