Two Men Sentenced To More Than 12 Years On Federal Drug Charges

The two conspired to bring fentanyl and heroin to Washington County

Baltimore, Md (KM) Two men who conspired to distribute fentanyl and heroin in Washington County were sentenced on Friday in US District Court. The US Attorney’s Office for Maryland says Jarvis Antonio Colman-Fuller, 35, of Hagerstown, and Eric Tyrell Johnson, 39, of Owings Mils, each received more than 12 years incarceration. Coleman-Miller will be serving 156 months (13 years) and Johnson will be incarcerated for 150 months. (12 1/2 years).

Both will be subject to five-years of supervised release after they’re released from prison.

A federal jury convicted the two men on November 17th, 2022 following at two-week trial.

The US Attorneys Office says evidence presented at trial  indicated  that  beginning about April, 2019, and continuing to November, 2019, Coleman-Fuller and Johnson, along with their co-conspirators, conspired to distribute fentanyl and heroin in Washington County. During the investigation, law enforcement confiscated narcotics, including 1.3 kilograms of fentanyl, and  five firearms, hundreds of pounds of ammunition, and more than $12,534 in cash.

Witnesses testified in court that both men distributed fentanyl and illegally possessed firearms. Coleman-Fuller and Johnson have previous felony convictions and are prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition.. The evidenced presented at trial proved that Coleman-Fuller possessed a firearm in the furtherance of his drug trafficking crimes, federal prosecutors say.

Eight co-defendants previously pleaded guilty to their roles in the conspiracy, and six have been sentenced to terms ranging from ten years to time served. The remaining two co-defendants are awaiting sentencing.

The US Attorney’s Office says this case was brought about as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods. It’s a program designed to bring together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence in order to make neighborhoods safe for everyone.

The case is also part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force which identifies, disrupts and dismantlers the highest-level criminal organizations that threaten the United States. The US Attorney’s Office describes it as prosecutor-led, intelligence driven, multi-agency approached which uses the strengths of  federal, state and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.

By Kevin McManus