News Release
January 25, 2010
Contact: Thomas E. Murphy
Number: (314)538-4660

East St. Louis Man Pleads Guilty to
Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana

JAN 25- (EAST ST. LOUIS, IL) - A. Courtney Cox, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced that JARMARL K. JOHNSON, age 30, of East St. Louis, Illinois pled guilty on Friday, January 22, 2010, in United States District Court in East St. Louis, Illinois, to an indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute marijuana.

JOHNSON is currently scheduled to be sentenced in United States District Court in East St. Louis, at 10:00 a.m. on May 7, 2010. JOHNSON faces a statutory minimum sentence of 10 years imprisonment, and a potential maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a fine up to $4 million and a term of supervised release of at least 5 years.

The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration under the auspices of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). The OCDETF program is a federal initiative designed to provide cooperative investigations by federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to target national and international drug distribution organizations. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak.