Seymour man receives 10-year prison sentence for dealing drugs

A Jackson County man who recently pleaded guilty to dealing in a Schedule II controlled substance has received a 10-year prison term.

Howard Lee Johnson Jr., 58, of Seymour, received that sentence from Jackson Circuit Judge Richard W. Poynter, who also gave Johnson 179 days credit and 179 days credit time for the plea agreement on the Class B felony.

The order requires that Johnson spend six years in prison and two on home detention. The final two years are to be spent on supervised probation.

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