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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 4, 2019

California Man Sentenced for Meth Conspiracy

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Compton, Calif., man was sentenced in federal court today for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine through the mail.

Shadeed Seifullah Muhammad, 42, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 11 years and three months in federal prison without parole. 

On Sept. 10, 2018, Muhammad pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine from April 4, 2016, to April 4, 2017. 

On March 9, 2016, Muhammad mailed a U.S. Priority Mail package from the state of California to an address in Jefferson City, Mo. The package, which had been tracked by Muhammad and co-conspirator Javiar Rosser, 32, of Jefferson City, was seized by law enforcement and sent to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service Laboratory; it was determined that the substance contained approximately 894 grams of pure methamphetamine.

Muhammad mailed a U.S. Priority Mail Package from the state of California on April 4, 2016, to a residence in Columbia, Mo. The package was intended for Rosser. James Alexander Larkins, 39, of Columbia, accepted delivery of the package, and Robert Istill McNair, 32, of Jefferson City, transported the package and was en route to Jefferson City when officers made a traffic stop. The package was seized and sent to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service Laboratory; it was determined that the substance contained approximately 810 grams of pure methamphetamine.

On March 30, 2017, Muhammad mailed another package from a post office in the state of California that was addressed to a residence at Lincoln University in Jefferson City. It was also intended for Rosser. The package was accepted by an unknowing Lincoln student at the request of  fellow student Bria Royale Lanier-Richie, 24, of Jefferson City. Lanier-Richie intended to give the package to Rosser.  The package was seized by law enforcement and was also sent to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service Laboratory; it was determined that the substance contained approximately 856 grams of pure methamphetamine.

Co-conspirators McNair, Rosser, Lanier-Richie and Larkins have pleaded guilty to their roles in the drug-trafficking conspiracy and await sentencing.
 
This case is being 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 March 4, 2019