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Binghamton Man Pleads Guilty to Gun Possession and Drug Trafficking

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A Binghamton man has pleaded guilty to Gun Possession and Drug Trafficking. 

On Monday at the beginning of his trial, 42-year-old Calvin Johnson pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, and possession of a firearm. According to a release jury selection for his trial was about to begin in Syracuse. 

Officials said Johnson admitted that from September 2009 through May 2014 he and several others were members of a drug trafficking conspiracy, that was being run in Broome County. Those individuals include-- Saquan Johnson, Courtney Douglas, Lamont Clemons, Leslie Hughes, and Gerald Norfleet. 

According to officials, the members involved were working to transport crack cocaine, cocaine, marijuana, and heroin from New York City to Binghamton. Officials said they were planning to store it in Binghamton and distribute the drugs out in the area. 

In Johnson's guilty plea he admitted to distributing 200 grams of crack cocaine, six kilograms or more of cocaine, 1,500 kilograms or more of marijuana, and over 200 pounds of heroin. Officials said he also pleaded guilty to having a Ruger 9mm Model P95 firearm, and the serial number was registered to a convicted felon.

Johnson is scheduled to be sentenced on August 16, 2018, in Syracuse.