South Bend man sentenced to 21 years for possession of 6 1/2 kilograms of fentanyl

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - A South Bend man was sentenced to 21 years after pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. 

Kendrick Johnson, 38, was sentenced to 21 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release.

Johnson is accused of selling drugs during the spring of 2021, according to case documents.

During a search warrant performed in September 2021, investigators reported finding the following in Johnson's home and storage unit:

  • More than 6 1/2 kilograms of fentanyl
  • Nearly $800,000 in cash
  • Three loaded firearms

According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, two milligrams of fentanyl is a lethal dose for most people.

Johnson was in possession of more than 6,500,000 milligrams of fentanyl, reports said.

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