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Date: 04-04-2024

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United States of America v. Brian Johnson

Case Number: 1:21-cr-00375

Judge: Jennifer P. Wilson

Court: The United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania (Lackawanna Count)

Plaintiff's Attorney: The United States Attorney’s Office in Scranton

Defendant's Attorney: Paul J. Kovatch - 717-233-1055


Scranton, Pennsylvania criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine.

Lancaster County Man Sentenced To 140 Months’ Imprisonment For Trafficking Methamphetamine

Brian Johnson, age 43, of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 140 months’ imprisonment for conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine. Johnson had previously pleaded guilty to this offense. Judge Wilson also ordered Johnson to serve three years on supervised release after the conclusion of his prison sentence.

Johnson and three co-conspirators who have also pleaded guilty distributed hundreds of grams of methamphetamine in Lancaster and Dauphin Counties between September 2020 and August 2021, operating primarily out of Columbia Borough. Johnson began selling large quantities of methamphetamine to another co-conspirator in September 2020, when Johnson was living in Philadelphia. Johnson then relocated to Columbia Borough in early 2021, and continued trafficking substantial quantities of methamphetamine until he was arrested on August 30, 2021. By the time he was sentenced, Johnson had at least eight previous convictions for other criminal offenses, including drug trafficking, assault, and unlawful firearms possession.

The matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with assistance from the Pennsylvania State Police, the Lancaster County Drug Task Force, and the York County Drug Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Christian T. Haugsby prosecuted the case.


Defendant was found guilty and sentenced to 140 months’ imprisonment

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