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Indianapolis man sentenced to 120 months for heroin distribution

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Indianapolis man sentenced to 120 months in prison for distribution of heroin.

Jermaine Johnson, 32, plead guilty to possessing with intent to distribute approximately 100 grams of heroin according to U.S Attorney Thomas L Kirsche II.

Johnson was given a sentence of 120 months in jail and four years of supervised release.

According to court documents, on Februrary 17, 2016, Johnson was the passenger in a vehicle pulled over for speeding by the Indiana State Police.

Marijuana was allegedly discovered within the car, a search was performed and troopers found three bricks of heroin within the engine compartment along with $84,000 in cash.

According to police, Johnson admitted that both the money and heroin were in his possession.

The investigation was carried out by the HIDTA Group, the Indiana State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S Attorney Thomas McGrath.

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