Dallas Man Sentenced to 96 Months in Federal Prison for Firearm and Drug Offenses
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Texas
DALLAS — A 37-year-old man from Dallas, Laroy Damont Johnson, was sentenced today before U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay to serve a total of 96 months in federal prison for drug and firearm offenses, announced U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox of the Northern District of Texas.
In August 2017, Johnson was convicted of one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, namely, heroin, one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Johnson has been in custody since the time of his arrest in June 2016.
According to evidence presented at trial, Johnson was staying at a hotel room in Dallas that he used to sell heroin. Law enforcement searched the room and found Johnson sitting on the couch next to three cell phones and nearly $5,000 cash; distribution quantities of heroin in the fridge; a table covered in what appeared to be heroin residue, along with Xanax pills in a plastic baggie, cocaine, a digital scale, and a razor blade; and a loaded firearm wedged between the mattress and the box spring of the bed. The government presented additional evidence suggesting that Johnson had been staying in the room for several days distributing drugs.
The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Irving Police Department investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Andrew Wirmani and Jamie L. Hoxie prosecuted the case.
# # #
Updated December 4, 2017