United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, Tammy Dickinson made a announcement today that Deauntee Q. Mosby, 23, of Oak Lawn, Ill., and Donald D. Johnson, 27, of Springfield, pleaded guilty to their roles in a heroin trafficking conspiracy in the Springfield, Mo., area. Mosby pleaded guilty on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, while Johnson pleaded guilty on March 30, 2016, before U. S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to the charges contained in a September 30, 2015, federal indictment that showed both men participated in a conspiracy to distribute more than 100 grams of heroin in Greene County, Mo., between May 29, 2013, and Feb. 12, 2015. Both men admitted they bought heroin in the Chicago, Ill., to be sold in the Springfield area; Johnson also admitted that he bought heroin in the St. Louis, Mo., to be sold to other co-conspirators.
Law enforcement officers stopped Mosby on two occasions; on Aug. 28, 2013, in Nixa, Mo., at which time he was a passenger, on smelling marijuana he was asked to get out of the vehicle. The officer searched the vehicle and found a syringe that contained heroin between the front driver and passenger seat, a digital scale with heroin residue, $2,373 in the driver’s wallet and a firearm in the trunk. On Jan. 12, 2015, Mosby was stopped in by a St. Robert, Mo., police officer; who upon smelling marijuana in the vehicle arrested Mosby for an active warrant. Search of the vehicle revealed a plastic bag behind a panel below the center console that contained 59.36 grams of heroin. Mosby also admitted that he sold seven grams of heroin to a confidential law enforcement informant in Springfield for $1,100 on Sept. 13, 2013.
Johnson admitted that he sold heroin to an undercover law enforcement officer and a confidential informant on three occasions; March 13, 2014, he sold .7 grams of heroin for $275 in a transaction in Springfield, March 18, 2014, he sold 2.2 grams of heroin for $500 in a transaction in Ozark, Mo., Feb. 12, 2015, he sold .93 grams of heroin for $270 in a transaction in Springfield. On May 29, 2014 officers searched a unit rented by Johnson and a co-conspirator at Bradford Mini Storage in Springfield, inside they found a Bushmaster .223-caliber semi-automatic rifle. The plea agreement also contains references to telephone calls between Johnson and a co-defendant who discussed the conspiracy while she was incarcerated at the Greene County Jail. Sentencing hearings will be scheduled after the completion of investigations by the United States Probation Office.