For Immediate Release
Thursday, November 8, 2018
, United States Attorney
Justin E. Herdman
Contact: Mike Tobin
Akron man sentenced to 10 years in prison for firearms violation
Field Division: Columbus Field Division
An Akron man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for firearms violations.
Lashawn Johnson, 40, previously pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Akron Police officers responded on Feb. 4 to a 911 call from a man who stated that Johnson pointed a gun in his face and threatened him outside of a convenience store. Police responded and found the Johnson in the store, according to court records and statements in court.
Officers attempted to talk to Johnson and he tried to leave and fought with the officers. The officers found a loaded firearm and less than a gram of methoxyacetylfentanyl on Johnson, according to court records and statements in court.
Johnson is barred from having a firearm because has a prior federal conviction for trafficking cocaine and prior felony convictions for trafficking heroin and cocaine in the Summit County Court of Common Pleas.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron P. Howell following an investigation by the Akron Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.