Redstone man gets extra jail time
Published: Saturday, December 8, 2012, 10:44 a.m.
Updated: Saturday, December 8, 2012
A Fayette County judge sentenced a Redstone man on Friday to serve more state prison time on his guilty plea to a drug-delivery charge, his fifth such conviction.
Judge John F. Wagner Jr. ordered Darius D. Johnson, of 1502 Hunter's Ridge, to serve 30 to 60 months in state prison. Johnson will begin serving that sentence after he serves a 5- to 15-year sentence he received in November in county court.
Johnson's attorney, Thomas Shaffer, questioned Wagner about whether the sentence ran concurrent to the earlier sentence.
"Nope, not for a fifth sale," Wagner replied.
Johnson sold 0.47 grams of crack cocaine to a confidential informant on Dec. 6, 2011, in a South Union restaurant's parking lot, according to the county drug task force.
In the earlier sentence, a jury convicted Johnson on Nov. 8 of other drug-related offenses, including delivery.
In January, Johnson sold an "8 ball," or 3.5 grams of crack cocaine, to an informant for $250 in a Brownsville parking lot, task force members said.
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