Johnston City man sentenced on federal meth, firearm charges

A Johnston City man has been sentenced to twelve years in federal prison on drug and gun charges.

41-year-old Jonathan Long pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute more than fifty grams of meth, on count of distribution of meth, and one count of carrying a firearm during a drug trafficking offense.

According to a news release from the US Attorney’s Office Long, along with a co-defendant, Julian Rodriguez, were responsible for the distribution of ice in Williamson County.

The release goes on to state that in January Long sold ice to a confidential source working for law enforcement. He was armed with a firearm at the time.

When agents executed a search warrant at the home of Long and Rodriguez, they found guns, over 200 grams of ice, cannabis, and a large amount of cash.

Rodriguez was previously sentenced to over fifteen years in prison on gun and drug charges.