HAMMOND | Federal prosecutors are seeking a three-year prison sentence for a Gary man who pleaded guilty to distributing crack cocaine.
Charles E. Johnson Jr. pleaded guilty in June to a single charge of possession with intent to distribute, which could have netted him up to 20 years in prison, court records stated.
Prosecutors recommended reducing Johnson's possible sentence to 37 months, in exchange for his plea, records show.
Johnson was arrested following a search of a home in the 1100 block of Fillmore Street in Gary on Nov. 19, 2012. Police found Johnson in possession of 183 small bags of crack cocaine with a gross weight of more than 25 grams, court records stated.