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Man who sold drugs for gang sentenced to nearly 12 years in prison

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Alexandria Minnesota 225 7th Ave E
P.O. Box 549
56308

Daron A-Saad Johnson of Brooklyn Center was sentenced in Douglas County District Court Tuesday to 142 months in prison for first-degree possession of cocaine with intent to sell for the benefit of a gang.

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Johnson was accused of possessing cocaine and crack hidden in the door of a car traveling on Interstate 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.

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