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Grandview Man Sentenced to 17 Years for Crack Cocaine

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Missouri

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Grandview, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for possessing crack cocaine with the intent to distribute.

Michael T. Johnson, 60, of Grandview, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Greg Kays to 17 years in federal prison without parole.

On Nov. 7, 2016, Johnson pleaded guilty to possessing crack cocaine with the intent to distribute.

Johnson was arrested on April 3, 2014, following a traffic stop by Kansas City police officers. When Johnson got out of his vehicle, an officer saw two clear plastic baggies on the driver’s seat that contained a total of .4 grams of crack cocaine. Officers also found a white grocery sack containing a clear plastic bag with 22.9 grams of crack cocaine in Johnson’s hoodie pocket.

This case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Courtney R. Pratten. It was investigated by the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department.

Updated June 30, 2017

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