Three men sentenced for drug trafficking

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Michael Johnson, a.k.a. Ole Boy and Homie; Carlos Andrews, a.k.a. Los; and, Damar Peterson, a.k.a. Fishlips, were sentenced last week to 322 months, 151 months, and 63 months, respectively, for charges related to the distribution of crack cocaine and possession of firearms.

Chuck Rosenberg, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and William J. Hoover, Special Agent-in-Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, made the announcement after sentencing by the Honorable Leonie M. Brinkema.

According to court documents, from approximately January, 2004, through December, 2005, Johnson, Andrews, and Peterson conspired to distribute crack cocaine in Alexandria. Johnson led the conspiracy and used Andrews and Peterson as well as others, to help him distribute and deliver crack cocaine to other dealers and addicts. Johnson, a previously convicted felon, also used a handgun to protect his drug trafficking.

On June 7, 2006, a federal jury found Johnson guilty of conspiring to distribute more than 50 grams of crack cocaine; distribution of crack cocaine on June 15 and 17 and September 21 and 27, 2005; possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking; and, possession of a firearm as a convicted felon.

The jury convicted Andrews of conspiring to distribute more than 50 grams of crack cocaine and distribution of crack cocaine on June 15 and September 1, 2005. The jury also convicted Peterson of conspiring to distribute crack cocaine and distribution of crack cocaine on September 21, 2005.

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