Posted: Thursday, 02 February 2012 1:08PM

Final "Family Mob" Member In Court Today For Drug Case



MANKATO (TEC News) -- The fifth and final member of a group of men charged with being part of a drug sales ring in Mankato made a brief court appearance this morning.
 
Steven Curtis Johnson, 30, of Minneapolis is facing eight felony charges for the alleged sale of cocaine from a home in Mankato over several months in the fall of 2010.
 
Bail for Johnson was set previously at $50,000.
 
In a criminal complaint file against Johnson in November 2010, he is mentioned as being present for the sale of crack cocaine to an informant in September 2010.
 
A warrant for Johnson's arrest was issued November 5, 2010 and it wasn't until this past January 19th that he was arrested and appeared in a Blue Earth County Courtroom on the charges.
 
Charges range from 2nd Degree Drug Sales, Racketeering and Crime Committed for Benefit of A Gang.
 
Co-defendants in the case, Cedrick Berry, Richard Gordon, Armand Smith and Devon Cruble have all had their cases settled.
 
Johnson did not enter a plea today and requested an omnibus hearing within 28 days.
 
His next court date was not set.
 
He remains in custody.

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