25 years given for cocaine

25 years given for cocaine


A Canton man was sentenced to 25 years in prison for possession of cocaine.

The man, Johnnie Earl Bradley, 41, of Canton, pleaded guilty to possession with the intent to sell cocaine and was sentenced to serve 25 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections, , Madison County District Attorney Bubba Bramlett announced on April 18. 

In late 2021, law enforcement began an investigation into an individual suspected of bringing drugs into Jackson on I55 while driving an 18-wheeler, according to Bramlett. The suspect then transported smaller quantities of the drugs into Canton via a passenger vehicle. Investigators sought and received a warrant which allowed them to place a tracker on his passenger vehicle. 

On December 22, 2021, a Madison County deputy stopped the car on I-55 heading toward Canton. 

When the officer approached the car, the deputy’s K-9 alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle. The officer searched the vehicle and found a bookbag containing various drugs including cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana.

The Mississippi Crime Lab confirmed it was 29.89 grams of cocaine along with 2.52 grams of methamphetamine, and 47.96 grams of tetrahydrocannabinol, Bramlett said. 

“Based on the findings of their investigation, Bradley was charged with possession of 10-30 grams of cocaine with the intent to sale,” Bramlett said, “He admitted they were his and pleaded guilty in Madison County Circuit Court.”

Chief Deputy DA Ashley Allen said Bradley was originally from Canton but was living in Wisconsin at the time and had his commercial driver’s license out of Wisconsin.

Bradley was previously convicted of possession of 10-30 grams of cocaine in Rankin County Circuit Court.

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