In federal court: Cape man pleads guilty to drug charges

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The following information was released Tuesday for defendants appearing before U.S. District Judge Carol E. Jackson.

PLEADED GUILTY

Name: Anthony Damon Johnson

Age: 30

Residence: Cape Girardeau

Charge: One felony count of intent to distribute cocaine and one felony count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Sentencing: May 16. He faces a maximum punishment of 30 years in prison and a $2 million fine for cocaine possession and 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for possession of a firearm.

Summary: On July 20, authorities searched Johnson's home on South Pacific Street where they found a pistol, a plastic bag containing 53 individually wrapped pieces of cocaine, cash and powder cocaine. Johnson at the time admitted to authorities he had the cocaine to distribute it to others.

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