Owings Mills And Hagerstown Residents Convicted On Conspiracy To Sell “Enough Fentanyl To Kill At Least 600,000 People”
OWINGS MILLS - A federal jury has convicted Eric Tyrell Johnson, age 38, of Owings Mills, and Jarvis Antonio Coleman-Fuller, age 35, of Hagerstown, on federal drug conspiracy charges.
The two men were part of a conspiracy to distribute enough fentanyl to kill at least 600,000 people.
Eight co-defendants have previously pleaded guilty to their roles in the conspiracy and are awaiting sentencing.
According to the evidence presented at their two-week trial, beginning in April 2019 and continuing to November 2019, the defendants and their co-conspirators conspired to distribute heroin and fentanyl in the Washington County area.
During the investigation, law enforcement seized narcotics, including at least 1.3 kilograms of fentanyl, five firearms, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, and more than $12,534 in cash. Johnson and Coleman-Fuller both had previous felony convictions and were prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition.
Coleman-Fuller and Johnson each face a mandatory minimum sentence of at least five years in federal prison and up to 40 years in prison for the drug charges and up to 10 years in federal prison and up to life in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.