The Department of Justice reports 31-year-old Jamondo Lewis and 35-year-old Anthony Johnson entered guilty pleas and were sentenced as part of Operation Stateline Sweep.
Lewis pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute more than 280 grams of cocaine, and Johnson was sentenced to 130 months in prison without parole for delivery of more than 5 grams of crack cocaine.
The defendants are two of the 66 defendants that were charged in a federal indictment on September 14, 2011.
Of the 66 defendants charged in the September indictment, 49 have pleaded guilty, 14 have been sentenced, and 4 remain fugitives.
Lewis, also known as "Mill" and/or "Real," is a member of the criminal enterprise known as "Four Block," which operates primarily in the Texarkana Division of the Western District of Arkansas as a drug trafficking operation (DTO).
As a member of the "Four Block," Lewis conspired with individuals associated with the same DTO and others to distribute more than 280 grams of crack cocaine in and around Texarkana, AR.
Throughout the course of the investigation, investigators made controlled purchases of crack cocaine from Jamondo Lewis and interviewed numerous witnesses and defendants who identified him as a primary distributor of crack cocaine for the "Four Block" DTO.
These witnesses also advised that Lewis routinely purchased up to one-half kilogram quantities of cocaine and would have the cocaine converted into crack cocaine to be sold. Lewis also instructed other co-conspirators to pick up and deliver drugs and money on his behalf.
On March 1, Johnson pleaded guilty to count 157 of the 190 count indictment charging him with knowingly distributing 12.33 grams of a mixture of substance containing cocaine base, commonly known as "crack cocaine," a schedule II controlled substance.
On May 12, officers with the Texarkana Bi-State Narcotics Task Force and the FBI conducted a controlled purchase of 12.33 grams of crack cocaine from Johnson.
The case was investigated by the Bi-State Narcotics Task Force, which is composed of representatives of the Texarkana Arkansas and the Texarkana Texas police departments, the Miller County Sheriff's office, and the FBI.