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Benton Harbor Man Convicted of Methamphetamine Trafficking

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Indiana

SOUTH BEND – Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, Clifford D. Johnson, announced that Johnny Jones, age 39, of Benton Harbor, Michigan was convicted of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, after a three-day jury trial before United States District Court Judge Jon E. DeGuilio. Mr. Jones was acquitted of a firearms count from the indictment.


According to documents filed in this case, Mr. Jones and two other individuals from Benton Harbor conspired to distribute over 50 grams of methamphetamine in the Northern District of Indiana and elsewhere between May and August, 2016. The other two defendants named in the indictment had previously pled guilty and are awaiting sentencing. Jones is scheduled to be sentenced on August 9, 2017, at 1:30pm.


This case was the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, St. Joseph County Police Department and Benton Harbor Police. This case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Joel Gabrielse.


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Updated April 6, 2017

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