Johnson pleads to drug charges


By Sam Shriver - sshriver@limanews.com



Michael Johnson pleaded guilty Tuesday in Allen County Common Pleas Court to a pair of drug possession charges and two counts of having weapons while under disability. Looking on is his attorney Anthony Vannoy.

Michael Johnson pleaded guilty Tuesday in Allen County Common Pleas Court to a pair of drug possession charges and two counts of having weapons while under disability. Looking on is his attorney Anthony Vannoy.


Sam Shriver | The Lima News

LIMA — A Lima man has pleaded guilty to two counts each of possession of cocaine and having a weapon while under disability in two cases from 2018 and 2019. One of the possession of cocaine charges is a first-degree felony, and the other three are third-degree felonies.

Michael Johnson, 55, had been awaiting trial as an alleged “major” supplier of cocaine and crack cocaine in the Lima area.

All of the other charges against him were dropped in exchange for the guilty plea.

Johnson will have to surrender several weapons and $4,492 in cash.

Allen County Common Pleas Court Judge Jeffrey Reed ordered a presentence investigation and set sentencing for 4 p.m. Sept. 3.

Under terms of the plea deal, the prosecution would not recommend a specific sentence.

Michael Johnson pleaded guilty Tuesday in Allen County Common Pleas Court to a pair of drug possession charges and two counts of having weapons while under disability. Looking on is his attorney Anthony Vannoy.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/08/web1_MichaelJohnson.jpgMichael Johnson pleaded guilty Tuesday in Allen County Common Pleas Court to a pair of drug possession charges and two counts of having weapons while under disability. Looking on is his attorney Anthony Vannoy. Sam Shriver | The Lima News

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