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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Illinois

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Alton Man Found Guilty Of Drug And Firearm Charges

Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that Miles "Lou" Musgraves, 31, of Alton, Illinois was found guilty on March 19, 2015, after a 4-day jury trial in federal district court in East St. Louis of one count of Maintaining a Drug-Involved Premises Near a School, one count of Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine, one count of Felon in Possession of Ammunition, one count of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and one count of Distribution of Cocaine Near a School.

Sentencing has been set for June 26, 2015 at Federal Court in East St. Louis, Illinois. At that time Musgraves faces statutory penalties of 15 years to life. He will also be subject to fines, supervised release after his prison sentence and a $100 special assessment on each count.

The case was investigated by the Alton, Illinois Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald S. Boyce.

Updated March 19, 2015