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7/30/09

Lubbock jury hands drug dealer a hefty sentence

Source: Lubbock Sheriffs Office Source: Lubbock Sheriffs Office

Posted by Karin Slyker | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - For the second time in two days, a Lubbock jury hands down a hefty sentence for selling drugs. On Thursday, jurors sentenced Brett Jamar Johnson, 25, to 60 years in prison for selling cocaine out of a north Lubbock motel room.

Johnson was arrested in February, just six months after serving time in prison for another drug conviction. He pleaded guilty Wednesday to possession with intent to distribute, a first degree felony.

Johnson chose to have the jury assess his punishment. He faced up to life in prison.

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