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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Mississippi

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Moss Point Man Pleads Guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin and Methamphetamine

Gulfport, Miss. – Raphael Donzell Johnson, Jr., 40, of Moss Point, pled guilty yesterday before Senior U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr. to possession with intent to distribute heroin and methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Michelle Sutphin with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Mississippi.

Johnson will be sentenced by Judge Guirola on April 29, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.  He faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and up to $1,000,000 in fines.  

In May 2019, an individual made two purchases of heroin and methamphetamine from Johnson.  In June, agents executed a search warrant on his Moss Point residence where they found over 400 grams of heroin, methamphetamine and two firearms. 

The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and the Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case.  It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Annette Williams.

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Updated January 31, 2020