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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Jefferson City Man Pleads Guilty to Meth Conspiracy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Jefferson City, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine that was mailed to him by a co-conspirator in California.

Javier Rashad Rosser, 32, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps, Jr., to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine from April 4, 2016, to April 4, 2017.

Co-defendant Shadeed Seifullah Muhammad, 42, of Compton, Calif., mailed a package that contained nearly two pounds of methamphetamine from California to an address in Columbia, Mo., on April 4, 2016. This package was tracked online by a computer IP address that traced to Rosser’s residence. Co-defendant Robert Istill McNair, 32, of Jefferson City, picked up the package from a co-conspirator at the Columbia residence. McNair traveled to Jefferson City with the package with the intent to deliver it to Rosser. He had instructions leave the package of methamphetamine in a car at his workplace in Jefferson City, but Rosser never picked it up. On the same day, Rosser deposited $5,500 into the bank account of Muhammad’s girlfriend.

Muhammad mailed another package, which contained approximately one pound, nine ounces of methamphetamine, from California to an address at Lincoln University in Jefferson City on March 30, 2017. A student at Lincoln University later told investigators that Rosser had asked her to pick up the package and deliver it to him. On April 4, 2017, U.S. Postal Inspection agents set up a controlled delivery and surveillance at the Lincoln University mailroom. When an individual arrived to pick up the package from the mailroom, he was arrested.

Muhammad also admitted that he had mailed a package that contained two pounds of methamphetamine to an address in Jefferson City nearly a year earlier. The package was seized by the U.S. Post Office on March 11, 2016. According to computer IP addresses, the package was being tracked online by Muhammad and Rosser.

Both Muhammad and McNair have pleaded guilty to their roles in the drug-trafficking conspiracy and await sentencing. 

Under federal statutes, Rosser is subject to a mandatory minimum sentence of ten years in federal prison without parole, 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 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 December 4, 2018