Missouri man sentenced for drugs in oven mitt
SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A Springfield man has been sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison after authorities found crack cocaine hidden in an oven mitt.
The Springfield News-Leader reports 37-year-old Ulysses Johnson was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years and six months in prison without the possibility of parole. He pleaded guilty in April to being a felon in possession of a firearm and to possessing crack with the intent to distribute.
A federal prosecutor says an undercover Springfield police officer purchased crack from Johnson three times between December 2011 and January 2012. Officers found a 22-caliber revolver when they searched his house.