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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Cleveland man pleads guilty to heroin distribution

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – John Johnson, Jr., 39, of Cleveland, Ohio, pled guilty to heroin distribution in federal court in Wheeling today, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Johnson pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Heroin.” He admitted to selling heroin in Ohio County during October 2015. He faces up to twenty years in prison and a fine up to $1,000,000.

Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Danaë DeMasi-Lemon prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Ohio Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force investigated. 

Senior U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr. presided.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated July 5, 2016