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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maryland

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Baltimore Man Indicted For Distribution Of Controlled Substances Resulting In Death


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                          Contact ELIZABETH MORSE                                                   at (410) 209-4885


Greenbelt, Maryland – A federal grand jury has indicted Coron Demon Johnson a/k/a “Savage,” age 23, of Baltimore, Maryland, on Distribution of a Controlled Substance with Death Resulting. The indictment was returned on February 21, 2018 and unsealed upon the arrest of Johnson.

The indictment was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Stephen M. Schenning; Special Agent in Charge Karl C. Colder of the Drug Enforcement Administration – Washington Field Office; and Chief Henry P. Stawinski III of the Prince George’s County Police Department.

According to the indictment, on August 11, 2017, Johnson distributed heroin to an individual, which resulted in an overdose death in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

Johnson faces mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years with a maximum sentence of life in prison if found guilty. Johnson had his initial appearance in front of United States Magistrate Judge Timothy Sullivan in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt on March 19, 2018.

An indictment is not a finding of guilt.  An individual charged by indictment is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceedings. 

Acting United States Attorney Stephen M. Schenning commended the DEA, Prince George’s County Police and the City of Bowie for their work in the investigation.  Mr. Schenning thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Erin Pulice and Kelly Hayes, who are prosecuting the case.

Updated March 20, 2018