Controlled buys lead to arrest
Deputies: Madison man, 27, sold heroin near high school
Friday, January 03, 2014 10:00 AM
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department arrested a Madison man on multiple heroin charges following two controlled buys in November.
Matthew D. Johann, 27, was arrested Tuesday on charges of dealing in a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school, a Class A felony; dealing in a controlled substance, a Class B felony; possession of a controlled substance, a Class D felony; and possession of drug paraphanailia, a Class A misdemeanor.
Deputies set up two buys through confidential informants - one on Nov. 11 and another on Nov. 14.
The first controlled buy took place in the 2600 block of Harry Nichols Drive, which is across the street from Madison Consolidated High School, according to the report.
During the second purchase, recordings show that Johann asked the confidential informant to get "high" with him. The informant declined and exited the residence with $50 worth of heroin and met police at a pre-determined location, the report said.
Both informants provided statements that indentified Johann as the person who sold the heroin, according to police.
In addition to the controlled buys, a woman arrested Dec. 26 on heroin charges told police she obtained the drug from Johann.
When deputies served his warrant, they also found Johann in possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia, the report said.