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A Racine couple was charged with multiple drug and gun charges after they allegedly had marijuana delivered to their home and sold it for over nine months, according to a criminal complaint by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office.

Julius Johnson, 30, and his wife, Quanetta Johnson, 39, were charged with multiple drug and gun charges on Thursday.

If convicted on all charges, Julius faces up to 68 years in prison and/or fines up to $110,500 because he is a convicted felon. Quanetta faces up to  46 years in prison and fines up to  $110,500.

According to the criminal complaint, the U.S. Postal Inspector tipped off the Racine County Sheriff’s Department about a suspected package that contained drugs, which had been sent to Johnson. After a drug sniffing dog confirmed that the package contained drugs, police obtained a search warrant and opened the package.

The cardboard box contained another box, which had a briefcase that was zip-tied shut. The  briefcase had almost 12 pounds of marijuana inside of it. Members of the Racine County Metro Drug Unit had the post office deliver the package to Johnson.

Following Julius and Quanetta in their Tahoe, the agents stopped the vehicle and asked if the drugs were in the car. Quanetta told police the briefcase was in the back of the Tahoe.

When the agents went to their house, they found three children living in the home ranging in ages from 12 to 17. The agents found out that the couple wasn’t working. Julius was on disability and received $725 per month. Quanetta received child support for two of the children and social security payments for the other child, which totaled $1,000 per month.

Julius told the agents that he has been receiving the packages for about nine months and sold the marijuana for $4,000 a pound. He told police that he had a 9mm Ruger, but it belonged to his wife since he is a convicted felon. Agents found the gun and an assault-style rifle inside the home.

He told police that he was “Just trying to make a living,” and said that while his wife knew what he was doing he wanted to take the blame.

Julius is being held on a $100,000 bail and is being held on a probation hold at the Racine County Jail. He is expected to have an initial appearance at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

 

 

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.