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Press Release

Two Area Men Convicted of Heroin Conspiracy Charges

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

St Louis, MO – Timothy Anderson and Oscar Mims were convicted of charges involving a conspiracy to distribute large quantities of heroin in the St. Louis area. The five-day trial was held before United States District Judge Rodney W. Sippel. 

According to court documents and testimony presented at trial, Timothy Anderson was the leader of a drug conspiracy that transported large amounts of heroin from Illinois to the St. Louis area for distribution.  Oscar Mims was convicted as part of the conspiracy.  Eight other co-defendants have previously pled guilty and have been sentenced.

Anderson was convicted of one felony count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute in excess of one kilogram of heroin and Mims was convicted of one felony count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute in excess of 100 grams of heroin.  Anderson was also convicted of one felony count of possession with intent to distribute heroin.  Sentencing for both defendants has been set for June 17, 2016.

Conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute in excess of one kilogram of heroin carries a penalty range of 10 years to life in prison. Conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute in excess of 100 grams of heroin carries a penalty range of 5 years to 40 years in prison. Possession with intent to distribute heroin carries a maximum of 20 years in prison. 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 Drug Enforcement Administration and the St Louis Metropolitan Police Department.

Updated March 24, 2016

Topic
Drug Trafficking