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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Missouri

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Charleston Men Sentenced On Federal Drug Charges

St. Louis, MO – ADRIAN LEWIS and MELVIN QUINN, both of Charleston, Missouri, were sentenced on separate unrelated indictments for their distribution of heroin in Mississippi County.  They appeared yesterday, February 24th, before United States District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr., in Cape Girardeau, MO.  Adrian Lewis was sentenced to seven years in prison. Melvin Quinn received a six-year prison sentence.

             Both cases were developed by a task force of officers with the Drug Enforcement Administration, Missouri Highway Patrol and local authorities working in Charleston during the spring and summer of 2013.  Lewis and Quinn are both repeat federal offenders, having sustained federal drug convictions in 2005 and 2004 respectively.  Both men pled guilty last December to use of a communication facility in furtherance of a drug crime.

            This case is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Missouri Highway Patrol. Assistant United States Attorney Tom Albus handled the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Updated March 19, 2015