Jury finds Herrin man guilty on drug and gun charges

Jury finds Herrin man guilty on drug and gun charges

WILLIAMSON COUNTY — A Williamson County Jury found a Herrin man guilty Thursday on drug and gun charges.

Williamson County State’s Attorney Brandon Zanotti says 23-year-old Dimitri R. Johnson was found guilty for unlawful use/possession of a weapon by a felon – a Class 2 felony – and unlawful possession of cannabis more than 100 grams but less than 500 grams – a Class 4 felony.

On Dec. 20, 2017, Johnson was arrested following a traffic stop on a vehicle where he was the passenger. Marion Police found a large bag of cannabis in the vehicle, along with a loaded handgun in Johnson’s possession. Police later found more cannabis at Johnson’s home.

Johnson has multiple prior felony convictions, including convictions for theft, burglary and aggravated fleeing and eluding a police officer.

The trial lasted three days. The jury deliberated 15 minutes before returning their verdict.

Johnson was taken into custody by the sheriff’s office following the guilty verdict. He will be sentenced later.