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Michigan man indicted on heroin trafficking charges

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A Detroit, Michigan man had his initial appearance today following an indictment by a grand jury on May 2, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

Julian Michael-Thomas “Cain” Johnson, age 22, was indicted on two counts of “Distribution of Heroin” and one count of “Distribution of Heroin within 1,000 Feet of a Protected Location.”

The crimes are alleged to have occurred between October and December 2016 in Monongalia County.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda E. Wesley is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Mon Metro Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated May 5, 2017

Drug Trafficking