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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

California Man Pleads Guilty to Meth Conspiracy

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Compton, Cal., man pleaded guilty in federal court on September 10, 2018 to his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

 

Shadeed Seifullah Muhammad, 42, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps, Jr., to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

 

According to yesterday’s plea agreement, Muhammad conspired with others to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine from April 4, 2016, to April 4, 2017.  The plea agreement states that Muhammad mailed a United States Priority Mail Package from the state of California on April 4, 2016, to a residence in Columbia, Mo. The package was intended for another co-conspirator in Jefferson City. The package was being transported by that co-conspirator, who was en route to Jefferson City, when officers made a traffic stop. The package was seized and sent to the United States Postal Inspection Service Laboratory and it was determined that the substance contained approximately 810 grams of pure methamphetamine. The co-conspirator plead guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine on May 14, 2018, and is awaiting sentencing.

 

On Mar. 30, 2017, Muhammad mailed another package from a post office in the state of California which was addressed to a residence in Jefferson City, Mo. It was also intercepted by law enforcement. The package was also sent to the USPIS Laboratory and it was determined that the substance contained approximately 856 grams of pure methamphetamine.

 

 Under federal statutes, Muhammad is subject to a mandatory minimum sentence of ten years in federal prison without parole, and up to a sentence of life in federal prison without parole. The maximum statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes, as the sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the court based on the advisory sentencing guidelines and other statutory factors. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the completion of a presentence investigation by the United States Probation Office.

 

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lawrence E. Miller. It was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the FBI and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated September 11, 2018