Bunnell Man Sentenced To Over 8 Years In Prison For Drugs & Weapons Charges

By on March 22, 2018 in WNDB News

Bunnell, FL – A Bunnell man was sentenced this week to eight years and nine months in a federal prison for selling cocaine and firearms to a confidential informant.

According to a press release from the office of United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez, 38-year-old Travis Demond Johnson, of Bunnell, sold the drugs and guns to the confidential informant on multiple occasions. He was also charged with possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

Court documents say that Johnson sold crack cocaine and a firearm to the informant on June 9, 2017, and sold more cocaine to the informant on August 2, 2017. He was later arrested on August 2 by Flagler County Sheriff’s Office during a traffic stop for possession of crack cocaine. Records show that while Johnson was out on bond for his charges related to the traffic stop, he sold cocaine and another firearm to the informant again on August 18. He also brandished a third firearm.

Officials executed a warrant to search Johnson’s home on August 24. The search of his home uncovered more cocaine and a fourth firearm. Court officials say two of the guns that Johnson possessed were reported stolen. Johnson was not allowed to have firearms since he already had prior convictions for attempted second-degree murder, shooting into an occupied vehicle, battery on a law enforcement officer, and possession of cocaine.

Johnson pleaded guilty on November 9 of last year. His case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives with assistance from the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Laura Cofer Taylor, and U.S. District Judge Marcia Morales Howard sentenced Johnson.

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2018.

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