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Buffalo man going to prison for 17 years on meth charge

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

BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Julien Johnson, 35, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, was sentenced to serve 204 months in prison by U.S. District Judge John L. Sinatra, Jr.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Adler, who is handling the case, stated that on September 17, 2020, after receiving information that Johnson was in possession of controlled substances, law enforcement officers conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle he was driving. Johnson exited the vehicle at the request of officers, who then observed in plain view a large clear plastic bag containing several smaller bags of crystalline and powder substances lying on the floorboard of the driver’s seat. Inside the bag, officers seized suspected methamphetamine, a heroin/fentanyl compound, and $1,117.00 in cash. 

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Matthew Scarpino, and the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force, under the direction of Jamestown Police Chief Timothy Jackson.

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Barbara Burns


Updated March 5, 2024

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