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Six of eight Houston residents sentenced to prison for their roles in a $1.2 million cocaine conspiracy

(ST. LOUIS) – James Shroba, Special Agent in Charge of the St. Louis Division, today announced a sixth Houston area resident, charged in DEA’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) “Alice in Wonderland,” was sentenced for his part in a $1.2 million cocaine conspiracy.

Terrance LeKeith Miles, 30, was sentenced to 121 months in prison, five years of supervised release, a $1,000 fine, and a $200 special assessment for his part in a conspiracy that resulted in the seizure of $1.2 million in cash, $72,000 in jewelry, and several kilograms of cocaine. 

Miles was charged in a February 18, 2016, indictment out of the Southern District of Illinois, charging him as acting as a “middleman” who connected a Houston-based drug trafficking organization with customers in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area.  Miles is one of eight people charged in this indictment, and the 6th to have been sentenced.  Earlier this summer, co-defendants Sammy Monroe, Rodney Smith, Dana Bell, Nahum Shibeshi, and Astin Allison were sentenced to prison for 168 months, 147 months, 87 months, 48 months, and 151 months respectively, after it was determined these individuals were responsible for trafficking a minimum of 120 kilograms of cocaine into the Southern District of Illinois.  Co-Defendants Victor Johnson and Jamie Green have pleaded guilty and are currently awaiting sentencing.

This case was investigated by the DEA and was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Illinois.


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