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EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) _ An Alton woman will have to serve eight years in prison for her role in a southwestern Illinois man’s heroin death last summer.

The (Alton) Telegraph ( ) reports 28-year-old Mary Ellen Johnson pleaded guilty to drug-induced homicide in Madison County. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dropped a count of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of an elementary school.

Authorities say Johnson supplied the heroin that was used by 34-year-old Michael Johnson, who died from an overdose last July at Mary Johnson’s home.

The Johnsons are not related.

The homicide charge was punishable by up to 30 years in prison.
Information from: The Telegraph,


  • ByeByeToTheRite

    Wow, of a possible maximum sentence of 30 years, she “only” got eight years, for just being the saleswoman? That sounds really lenient, huh?

    Too bad she wasn’t a well-connected, privileged, deer-hunting wealthy snob of our financial upper class as a state judge, because if she had been, she would have barely got two years.

    • Steven Sweeney

      That judge was a democrat, from a family of democrats, in a democrat state.You only have the bye byes of Illinois to blame.I know you don’t like facts or reality, which is why you’re a democrat.Stick to left wing hypocrisy: Being for gun control, then selling guns to mafias.Like holder and yee.Being against the death penalty and for abortion.Being against the military and funding terrorists in the middle east.Hating cops and wanting crackdowns on crime.Will be glad when the liberals get stomped in November..

    • Byebye2libtard

      How long have you been collecting “disability benefits “?
      Your on the payroll your opinion doesn’t mean anything .
      Do you understand you don’t work you eat the goverment cheese and you do what they tell you to, your a sheep for the dems.

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