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Florida Man Sentenced to 13 Years In Prison for Receiving Meth Through U.S. Mail

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The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida announced the arrest of a Tallahassee, FL man who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; and possession of ammunition by a convicted felon. The sentence was announced by Jason R. Coody, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.

An official statement from the office is provided below.

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Chason Michael Miles Johnson, 30, of Tallahassee, Florida, was sentenced to 13 years in federal prison after previously pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; and possession of ammunition by a convicted felon. The sentence was announced by Jason R. Coody, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.

“This investigation demonstrates the effectiveness and collaborative efforts of our local and federal law enforcement partners, to identify and intercept shipments of illegal substances via the United States Mail,” said U.S. Attorney Coody. “Moreover, the sentence should serve as a significant deterrent to those who would use the United States Postal Service to conduct illegal activities.”

Court documents reflect upon Johnson’s release from state prison in March 2022, he began receiving methamphetamine via the United States Postal Service from a source in Arizona. The United States Postal Inspection Service uncovered the plot after flagging one of the packages destined to Johnson, obtaining a search warrant, and discovering that it contained approximately half a pound of methamphetamine. A second package destined for Johnson was likewise intercepted, a search warrant obtained, and it was found to contain approximately a pound of methamphetamine. On August 24, 2022, a federal search warrant was executed at Johnson’s home, and officers found a .22 caliber pistol and ammunition, over an ounce of methamphetamine, and various other drugs.

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“Many lives in America have been poisoned by the illicit drugs distributed by criminals such as Johnson,” said Juan A. Vargas, Inspector in Charge, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Miami Division.  “The U.S. Postal Inspection Service will not stop targeting, disrupting, and dismantling every level of these drug trafficking organizations, which are poisoning the American people.”

“Deadly, dangerous, and highly addictive, methamphetamine has caused destruction in many communities,” said DEA Miami Field Division Special Agent in Charge Deanne L. Reuter. “This investigation highlights DEA Miami Field Division’s commitment to working with our local, state, and federal partners to track down those who bring this poison into our communities and hold them accountable for their actions.”

Johnson was prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition, having been recently released from 5-year state prison sentence for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and trafficking in methamphetamine.

Johnson’s prison sentence will be followed by 10 years of supervised release.

This prosecution resulted from a joint investigation conducted by the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Tallahassee Police DepartmentAssistant United States Attorney James A. McCain prosecuted the case.

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida is one of 94 offices that serve as the nation’s principal litigators under the direction of the Attorney General. To access public court documents online, please visit the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida website. For more information about the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/fln/index.html.



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