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Grove Man Sentenced In Drug Conspiracy Charges


 A Grove man convicted of trafficking meth into Oklahoma and Missouri has been sentenced.

 William Donavan Johnson III plead guilty in July 2022 in federal court to drug conspiracy charges; he was sentenced yesterday to 22 years in federal prison.

 Court documents say Mexican sources brought 2,000 pounds of meth to Bakersfield, California. From there, between 50 to 100 pounds of meth were shipped to Oklahoma and Missouri. Johnson confessed to distributing more than 500 grams of meth to the Grove and Miami area of Oklahoma and the Marshfield and Niangua area of Missouri.

 231-pounds of meth, along with $465-thousand in cash were seized in October 2020 in Grove.

 Johnson faces more federal charges in Missouri. Court records show he plead guilty to conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine between May 20, 2019, and January 28, 2021, although a sentencing date has not been set in Missouri.

 If convicted in Missouri, that and the Oklahoma sentences will run concurrently.

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