Chipley Drug Dealer Sentenced to 17.5 Years in Prison

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Demond Johnson was arrested in September 2013 for the sale of crack cocaine. During the course of the investigation undercover officers made several purchase of cocaine and crack cocaine from Johnson.

During the times that Johnson was selling his drugs to our undercover officers Johnson would be in possession of a loaded firearm. Johnson admitted that he used the gun for protection during the narcotics transactions. At the conclusion of our operation in Chipley we arrested Johnson, but not before officers had to chase him down on foot. At this time Johnson was found to be in possession of a significant amount of crack cocaine and marijuana.

On March 19, 36-year-old Demond Levar Johnson (aka “Kilo”) of Pecan St. in Chipley was sentenced to 211 months followed by 36 months supervised release after a plea of guilty in the United States District Court, Northern District of Florida. Johnson’s prison sentence in Federal court is a result of the fact that Johnson was in possession of a 380 caliber bullet, by convicted felon. Johnson is still awaiting sentencing on the charges of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of cannabis.

This investigation was done by the Chipley Police Department, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and The Department of Justice (A.T.F.).

Chief Kevin Crews stated, “We are happy to get another drug dealer gone from our community. We will continue to aggressively combat the sale of illegal street narcotics from within our community. It is my intent for the Chipley Police Department to partner with A.T.F. on future investigations in Chipley regarding armed drug dealers. I encourage everyone to continue to report illegal activity in your area."

Please continue to call with any information concerning illegal drug activity. You can call the Chipley Police Department at (850) 638-6310. If you want to remain anonymous you can call the Crime Stoppers of Washington County at (850) 638-TIPS.

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