Columbus man sentenced for selling cocaine

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Deontre Christian Johnson, of Columbus, Ohio, was sentenced today to 57 months of incarceration for a drug charge, Acting U.S. Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Johnson, also known as “Day Day,” age 21, pled guilty in October 2020 to one count of “Distribution of Cocaine Base within 1000 feet of a Protected Location.” Johnson admitted to selling cocaine near Jensen Playground on Wheeling Island in December 2019.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Shawn M. Adkins and Clayton J. Reid prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Ohio Valley Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, which includes the Drug Enforcement Administration, West Virginia State Police, Ohio County Sheriff’s Office, and the Wheeling Police Department, investigated. The U.S. Marshal Service, Columbus Police Department Gang Crimes Unit, the Martins Ferry Police Department, and the Bellaire Police Department also assisted.

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

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