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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Georgia

Friday, June 28, 2013

Drug Dealer Sentenced To Federal Prison


Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announced the sentencing of Johnnie Kenon, 39, of Quincy, Florida, on June 27,2013, before the Honorable W. Louis Sands, United States District Judge for the Middle District of Georgia.

Judge Sands sentenced Mr. Kenon to serve two hundred ninety-four  (294) months confinement in the Bureau of Prisons following his plea of guilty on March 19, 2013, in the Albany Division of the Middle District of Georgia, to Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute more than five (5) kilograms of cocaine.

Court records revealed that Mr. Kenon telephonically arranged illegal drug transactions with another drug dealer, who was his supplier operating in the Donalsonville area, for cocaine purchases.  Because a wiretap had been placed on the other dealer's telephone, agents intercepted numerous calls between Mr. Kenon and his dealer when Mr. Kenon was requesting the illegal drugs for distribution to his customers.

A firearm was recovered during a search conducted on Mr. Kenon's residence.

"This sentence is what armed drug dealers can expect when they are prosecuted for federal drug and firearms offenses stemming from their illegal activities.  There is no parole in the federal system, so Mr. Kenon will serve almost twenty-five years for these crimes," said United States Attorney Michael Moore.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Agency.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Leah McEwen.

Inquiries regarding the case should be directed to Sue McKinney, Public Affairs Specialist, United States Attorney's Office at (478) 621-2602.

Updated February 19, 2015