2 St. Louis men sentenced for possession of 24 pounds of cocaine

2 St. Louis men sentenced for possession of 24 pounds of cocaine

2 St. Louis men sentenced for possession of 24 pounds of cocaine

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on July 26, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 26 at 10:42 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Two St. Louis, Mo., men who were arrested after nearly 24 pounds of cocaine were found in their vehicle have been formally sentenced.

 

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Thursday a federal judge sentenced Julius Turrentine to 20 years in prison and gave Jimmie Johnson a term of 15 years and one month on a charge of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 5 kilograms of cocaine.

The men were stopped on Interstate 44 near Stroud Nov. 23. Authorities say a drug-sniffing dog detected narcotics inside the vehicle and Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers found it between the vehicle’s engine compartment and the firewall.

A jury convicted Turrentine in March, and Johnson pleaded guilty in February.

Attorneys for the men didn’t immediately return messages left after hours.

 

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