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Drug agents arrest Johnson

June 14, 2007

Lee County --  A man investigators say is a mid-level drug dealer who supplied street dealers in Albany and Lee County with cocaine is under arrest and off the streets.  

The Lee County Sheriff's office arrested 33-year old Joe Johnson the third of Albany at his job on LeDo Road. Undercover agents bought from Johnson twice. They say Johnson was selling $1,600 a day.        

"You just don't go out and buy that much cocaine for personal use at one time," Col. Duane Sapp of the Lee County Sheriff's Office said. "What he would do is he would sell this bag to someone who was going to someone who was going to cut it up and sell it in gram or half gram bundles. So we would consider him an important mid-level dealer."  

Johnson has a reputation for running from the law. In 1996, he rammed an ADDU car and Lee County Sheriff's vehicle during an arrest. Johnson's charges could eventually be bumped up to Federal Court and could carry a life sentence if convicted.

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