Man sentenced after $2M worth of drugs found during Carter Co., MO traffic stop

Man sentenced after $2M worth of drugs found during Carter Co., MO traffic stop
Lowell Johnson (Source: Carter County Sheriff)
Lowell Johnson (Source: Carter County Sheriff)
(Source: Carter County Sheriff's Office)
(Source: Carter County Sheriff's Office)
(Source: Carter County Sheriff's Office)
(Source: Carter County Sheriff's Office)

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - A man from Metropolis, Illinois who was found with more than $2 million dollars worth of drugs during a traffic stop will spend 20 years in federal prison.

A deputy stopped Lowell Johnson, 58, for speeding in Carter County, Missouri in Nov. 2016.

Johnson reportedly admitted that he intended to sell the drugs in southeast Missouri and southern Illinois.

U.S. District Judge Stephen Limbaugh, Jr. sentenced Johnson to 240 months in prison.

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