Anthony DeJohn - Life for Pot

Anthony has been released. He was sentenced to life for marijuana. 

ANTHONY DEJOHN # 10232-052

ANTHONY DEJOHN
REGISTER NUMBER: 10232-052
DOB: 3/16/1974
RACE: WHITE
SEX: MALE
RELEASE DATE: LIFE
Released On: 01/20/2021

2 Oneida men arrested in big marijuana bust

United States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Anthony Dejohn (02-3158); Christopher Harb (02-3175), Defendants-appellants, 368 F.3d 533 (6th Cir. 2004)

UNITED STATES v. DeJOHN 02 3158 02 3175

United States Court of Appeals,Sixth Circuit. UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Anthony DeJOHN (02-3158)

In early 2000, the FBI began an investigation into a cocaine ring in Cleveland's eastern suburbs. After attempts to use undercover agents to pursue suppliers further up the distribution chain were unsuccessful, a wiretap investigation was pursued which culminated in a tap being placed on Alfred Laudato's (“Laudato”) cellular telephone. Laudato was supplying numerous customers in the Cleveland area with cocaine and also with marijuana. Harb sold marijuana to and purchased cocaine from Laudato, while DeJohn purchased marijuana from Laudato. 

In June 2000, the FBI terminated the investigation, making numerous arrests and searching both Harb's and DeJohn's residences. At DeJohn's residence, drug distribution paraphernalia (plastic bags and a three-beam scale stored together) and eight separate bags of marijuana were found together in a duffel bag. Additionally, two firearms were found, a small handgun along with ammunition in a drawer underneath the couch in the family room, and a Remington 870 shotgun in a bedroom closet upstairs. At Harb's residence, numerous firearms were discovered, totaling three pistols and four rifles, as well as a bag of marijuana. Harb and DeJohn were both indicted with twenty-six other individuals on June 13, 2000, and then arrested as part of the raids on June 14, 2000.1  Two superseding indictments were filed, one on July 11, 2000, with additional codefendants, and a second superseding indictment on October 3, 2000, which named far fewer conspirators as so many had already pleaded guilty. Harb and DeJohn, however, ultimately refused to plead guilty, and were eventually the only defendants left.

The government's motion to dismiss the indictment against them without prejudice was granted on November 13, 2000, and on December 28, 2000, they were reindicted;  this later indictment was the first containing the firearms charges against DeJohn.


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