Woman guilty of money laundering loses classic car to feds

Agents confiscate Camaro from Markita Johnson after she pleads guilty

DETROIT – Car buffs know it's a classic: the 1967 Camaro.

It's also the favorite car of a big-time local drug dealer and the reason she found herself in federal court in Detroit on Friday.

When questioned by the Defenders, Markita Johnson didn't want to talk about her case or the classic black Camaro she bought with drug money.

Johnson pleaded guilty to money laundering.

According to court documents, investigators say Johnson was concealing her brother's drug dealing money by buying money orders and expensive cars.

But the coveted Camaro is now the property of the DEA -- where it could be used as an undercover car for agents posing as drug dealers in other parts of the country.