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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Cleveland man sentenced for distributing heroin

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – John Johnson, Jr., 39, of Cleveland, Ohio, was sentenced today to 15 months in prison for distribution of heroin, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Johnson distributed heroin in October 2015 in Ohio County, West Virginia. pled guilty in July 2016 to one count of “Distribution of Heroin.”

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

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

Updated September 21, 2016