The Tennessean (Nashville, TN) 2/23/1997
Memphis gets life in MEMPHIS (AP) A 41-year-old Memphis woman was sentenced to life In prison for leading a multimillion-dollar drug ring that dealt In tons of cocaine from 1991-94. Alice Marie Johnson was "the quintessential entrepreneur," said U.S. District Judge Julia Gibbons as she pronounced sentence Friday. Coverall yourmses The Tenncssean brings all your sports news home., can i- 'Xi drug dealer prison "And clearly the impact of 2,000 to 3,000 kilograms of cocaine in this community is very significant. Johnson was tried last year Qrt cocaine conspiracy and money laundering charges, along with Curtis McDonald and Jerlean McNeil. During the trial, evidence showed an operation with Texas-based Colombian drug dealers and their Memphis connections trading tons of cocaine for millions of dollars in cash. McDonald was sentenced earlier this month to life in prison for his part in the cocaine conspiracy and money-laundering operation. McNeil received a 19-year sentence.