A Madison man arrested after a violent home invasion in 2012 has been sentenced to 12 years, six months in prison for dealing cocaine.
Marcus Johnson, 26, was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb in federal court in Madison.
Johnson pleaded guilty in June to possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Johnson's cocaine charge came about while he was being arrested in Fitchburg in May of 2012 following a home invasion in Madison.
Officers found 16 plastic bags of cocaine in Johnson's pocket during the arrest in Fitchburg, the release said.
Johnson and three others, including Darius Howard and Christopher Carthans, were found at an apartment in Fitchburg after the Madison home invasion.
Howard was sentenced by Crabb in January to 15 years in prison for cocaine possession and for being a felon in possession of a firearm, and Carthans was sentenced by Crabb in January to five years in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Crabb sentenced Johnson to the lengthy prison term because "the community needed to be protected from him," the release said.