Jackson Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Cocaine Conspiracy

From:  News Release   2/14/18   GCN

Jackson, Miss. – Monyet Davell Johnson, 43, of Jackson, was sentenced today by Senior United States District Judge William H. Barbour, Jr. to serve 120 months in federal prison, followed by 5 years supervised release and a fine of $1500.00 for his role in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst.

On June 27, 2017, agents served a federal arrest warrant on Johnson at his home in Jackson. Following a search of his home, Johnson was found to be in possession of approximately 7 kilograms of cocaine and 3 firearms.

On September 7, 2017, a federal grand jury indicted Johnson for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 5 kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride and possession with intent to distribute 5 kilograms of more of cocaine hydrochloride. On November 30, 2017, Johnson pled guilty to the conspiracy.

This case is the result of an extensive investigation, dubbed "Operation Pipeline," which began as an operation targeting illegal narcotics distribution in central Mississippi involving cocaine and marijuana. The distribution network encompasses the States of California, Texas and Mississippi.

The case was a joint investigation by the United States Immigration, Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations and Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, with assistance from US Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Mississippi Highway Patrol, Jackson Police Department, and the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Erin Chalk.