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Erie Felon Indicted on Drug and Gun Charges

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

ERIE, Pa. - A former resident of Erie, Pennsylvania has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Erie on a charges of violating federal drug and firearms laws, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

The two-count Indictment named Djimon Dapree Johnson, 23, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment presented to the court, on or about October 20, 2021, Johnson possessed with intent to distribute more than forty grams of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of fentanyl. In addition, Johnson possessed firearms while being a convicted felon. Federal law prohibits an individual who has been convicted of a felony from possessing a firearm.

The law provides for a maximum total of 50 years in prison, a fine of $5,250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Paul S. Sellers is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Pennsylvania State Police conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.

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

Updated December 18, 2021

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses