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Last Defendant Sentenced in a Multi-Defendant Methamphetamine Conspiracy

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Missouri

St. Louis, MO – Nathan Cavin, 38, of St. Louis, MO, was sentenced to 135 months in prison for his involvement in a multi-defendant methamphetamine conspiracy in the Eastern District of Missouri.  Cavin appeared today before U.S. District Judge Henry E. Autrey.

According to court documents, in April 2017, a multi-pound supplier of methamphetamine was identified, who had several sources of supply for drugs in Oklahoma City and Kansas City.  Eleven people were indicted and connected to this conspiracy, which was responsible for at least 40 kilograms of methamphetamine.  The methamphetamine was transported to the St. Louis area from Oklahoma City and Kansas City between April and August 2017.  During the course of the investigation, law enforcement officers seized approximately nine kilograms of methamphetamine, 11 guns (including a silencer and a short-barrel rifle) and $148,000 in U.S. currency.

Defendants also sentenced in the conspiracy are as follows:

Eric Broadaway, 49, 120 months in prison;

Keith English, 27, 180 months in prison;

Tommy Hopkins, 37, 144 months in prison;

Brandon Jones, 36, 135 months in prison;

Dione Schwartz, 50, 120 months in prison;

Bryan Warren, 40, 180 months in prison and;

David Wilson, 38, 60 months in prison.

The Drug Enforcement Administration, the St. Charles Drug Task Force and the St. Ann Police Department investigated this case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Sara Koppenaal handled the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.  

Updated August 14, 2019

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