Cocaine charges likely to get man life

A Summerville man faces a mandatory life sentence after pleading guilty in a trial about importing more than 110 pounds of Cocaine into the Charleston area.

Kenneth Joseph Johnson, Jr., 40, was convicted Wednesday in a Charleston federal court of conspiracy to possess more than 5 kilograms of cocaine with the intent to distribute it.

The activity took place during the summer of 2006, and Johnson was also accused of helping to distribute the cocaine to dealers.

A life sentence is mandatory for this incident because Johnson has numerous other narcotics convictions.

A sentence will come later, at an unspecified date.

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