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April 8, 2021

Jury Finds Pair Guilty on Drug Trafficking Charges

ST. LOUIS – On Wednesday, a jury convicted Oscar Dillon, 47, of St. Charles County, Missouri, guilty of drug conspiracy, attempted obstruction of justice and money laundering.

The same jury also convicted Michael Grady, 65, of St. Louis, guilty of drug conspiracy, attempted obstruction of justice and money laundering. The jury found Grady not guilty on an additional charge of witness tampering.

U.S. District Judge Henry E. Autrey presided over the trial, which lasted more than two weeks.

April 6, 2021

Sikeston Man Sentenced to 12 Years for Distribution of Meth

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – U.S. District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr., sentenced Jimmy Warf to 144 months in prison today. The 46-year-old Sikeston, Missouri, resident pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of methamphetamine in January.

On August 18, 2020, Warf sold 55 grams of methamphetamine to a DEA confidential informant at a parking lot in Cape Girardeau and was arrested.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Southeast Missouri Drug Task Force and Cape Girardeau Police Department.

April 1, 2021

DEA Announces Take Back Day April 24

ST. LOUIS – The Drug Enforcement Administration invites the public to safely turn in expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs at designated collection sites from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 24, National Prescription Take Back Day.

March 29, 2021

Operation Frontier Justice - Topeka Results in 258 Arrests

TOPEKA, Kans. – For 10 days in March, the U.S. Marshals and Topeka Police, working with multiple federal, state and local law enforcement partners, conducted an operation designed to reduce violent crime and drug activity in and around Topeka, resulting in 258 arrests.

March 26, 2021

Springfield Woman Sentenced to 16 Years for Heroin Conspiracy

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Springfield, Missouri, woman has been sentenced in federal court for her role in leading a conspiracy to distribute large amounts of heroin in Greene County, Mo.

Jasmine D. Steed, 34, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough on Thursday, March 25, to 16 years and eight months in federal prison without parole.

On Jan. 20, 2020, Steed pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to distribute heroin in Greene County from Nov. 15, 2016, to Nov. 3, 2018. 

March 26, 2021

More Charges Against State Lawmaker for $900,000 COVID-19 Fraud Scheme

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Additional charges have been returned by a federal grand jury against an elected Missouri state representative for a nearly $900,000 COVID-19 fraud scheme, following her indictment last month for a separate fraud scheme in which she made false claims about a supposed stem cell treatment marketed through her clinics in southern Missouri, and for illegally providing prescription drugs to clients of those clinics.

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