CAPE GIRARDEAU - A Dexter man entered a guilty plea to drug charges in U.S. District Court Thursday.
Samuel Lynn Colburn, 50, entered a plea of guilty to one felony count of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. He now faces a maximum of 40 years in prison, a $2,000,000 fine or both with the court imposing a period of four years supervised release. Sentencing is set for 10 a.m. March 26.
With his plea, Colburn admitted that on June 28 Missouri State Highway Patrol officers received information he had received a delivery of methamphetamine. A SEMO Drug Task Force officer interviewed Colburn at his residence.
The officer observed Colburn was nervous and visibly shaking and noticed a bulge in Colburn's pocket. When the officer asked what was in the pocket, Colburn replied, "there's the dope" and surrendered the methamphetamine divided into 14 bags.