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Wright City Man Convicted Of Federal Drug Distribution Charges

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

St. Louis, MO – JAMES L. MILLINER, Wright City, Missouri, was convicted late Tuesday of conspiracy to distribute over 280 grams of crack cocaine.  The two-day trial was held before United States District Judge Rodney Sippel. 

According to testimony presented at trial, Milliner and his co-defendants sold large amounts of crack cocaine at an open air market in Wright City, Missouri, from 2007 through 2012.  Milliner is set for sentencing December 20, 2013.

The following seven co-defendants have pled guilty to related charges and have been sentenced to prison terms ranging from probation to 136 months in prison.

  • Charles E. McRoberts, Wentzville, Missouri
  • Dante M. Brandt, Wright City, Missouri
  • Porsheia I. Barnes, Moscow Mills, Missouri
  • Christopher D. Adams, Wright City, Missouri
  • Antwaun M. Nunn, Wright City, Missouri
  • Cipriano M. Garcia, Moscow Mills, Missouri
  • James E. Simpson, Wright City, Missouri

Two more await sentencing:

  • Michael B. Rogers, Wright City, Missouri
  • Halesha C. Bradshaw, Wright City, Missouri

The charge of conspiracy to distribute over 280 grams of crack cocaine carries a penalty range of 10 years to life in prison and/or fines up to $4 million. In determining the actual sentences, a Judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.

            This case was jointly investigated by the Warren County Sheriff’s Department, the East Central Drug Task Force, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department, the Troy Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant United States Attorney Jeannette Graviss is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Updated March 19, 2015