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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Ten Individuals Indicted on Federal Conspiracy Charges for Distributing Methamphetamine

St. Louis, MO – Ten individuals were indicted in St. Louis on charges of conspiring to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and gun charges.

Indicted were the following individuals:

Nathaniel Hill, a/k/a “BJ,” 37, St. Louis;

Lamar McDonald, a/k/a “Mike,” “Marty,” 36, O’Fallon, MO;

Maurice Love, a/k/a “Reece,” “Peanut,” “Fat Boy,” 37, San Diego, CA;

Candace Hill, 35, St. Louis;

Earl Murray, a/k/a “E,” 37, St. Louis;

Timothy Wright, 22, San Diego, CA;

Jeffrey Will, a/k/a “Skinny,” 37, St. Louis;

Victor Parker, a/k/a “Blu,” 23, Granite City, IL;

Doug Kelsay, 42, Granite City, IL; and

Myron Coffee, 26, Creve Coeur.

Defendants were indicted by a federal grand jury on September 6, 2018 charging them with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine; Nathaniel Hill was also indicted for distribution of methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; felon in possession of a firearm; and money laundering.  Maurice Love was also indicted for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and money laundering.  Candace Hill was also indicted on four counts of money laundering charges.  Earl Murray was also charged with felon in possession of a firearm.  Timothy Wright was also charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and money laundering.  Jeffrey Will was also charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  Myron Coffee was also charged with possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

If convicted of the conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine charge, this carries a penalty of 10 years to life.  If convicted of the distribution of methamphetamine charge, this carries a maximum penalty of 20 years. If convicted of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime charge, this carries a minimum penalty of 5 years in prison.  If convicted of the felon in possession of firearm charge, this carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.  If convicted of the money laundering charge, this carries a maximum penalty of 20 years and with fines up to $1,000,000.  In determining the actual sentences, a judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and St. Louis County Police Department.

As is always the case, charges set forth in an indictment are merely accusations and do not constitute proof of guilt.  Every defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty.                                                                       

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Updated October 2, 2018