Man selling crack for gang gets 142 months in prison
Daron A-Saad Johnson of Brooklyn Center was sentenced to 142 months in prison today for first degree possession of cocaine with intent to sell for the benefit of a gang.
Johnson was accused of possessing cocaine and crack hidden in the door of a car traveling on I-94 in February, 2013. The State Patrol stopped the vehicle near Alexandria after receiving a report that it contained stolen property and concealed drugs. Johnson was one of three male occupants.
At Johnson’s jury trial, Douglas County Attorney Chad Larson presented evidence that all three men were associated with a North Minneapolis gang involved in the sale and distribution of narcotics. The jury found Johnson guilty on all counts.
Judge David Battey presided over the trial and handed down the sentence.