CAPE GIRARDEAU - Drug and firearm charges resulted in long prison sentences for Southeast Missouri residents.
Gary Wayne Hornburg, 50, of New Madrid County was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Jean C. Hamilton to 210 months in prison on one felony count of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. Upon release from prison, Hornburg will be placed on four years supervised probation.
On Sept. 16, 2004, SEMO Drug Task Force officers served a warrant on Hornburg at his Marston residence. On the premises they found 24.2 grams of pseudoephedrine, a recipe for manufacturing methamphetamine and various items and other chemicals associated with the manufacture of methamphetamine. A source had advised officers Hornburg wanted to do a "1,000 pill cook" and agreed to manufacture the meth with the source.
Hornburg's prior criminal history include felony convictions for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and possession of an unregistered firearm.
Also sentenced Monday on drug charges was David Kemp of East Prairie who will serve 151 months in prison on one felony count of possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine. Upon release from prison he will be placed on supervised release for three years.
With his guilty plea, Kemp admitted that on or about April 2, 2004, he purchased 2,040 pseudoephedrine pills from a confidential informant. During the sale Kemp stated he had most of the ingredients to manufacture methamphetamine and promised the confidential informant approximately three grams of meth in exchange for the pills.
Jimmy Edsall, 38, was sentenced to 144 months on one felony count of being a previously convicted felon in possession of ammunition. He was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Charles A. Shaw.
Edsall admitted that on Feb. 20, 2004, law enforcement officers came to his New Madrid County residence where they found a quantity of Remington brand .22 caliber ammunition on the porch and inside the residence. Edsall was previously convicted of second degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon and involuntary manslaughter.