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Prison sentence is ordered in felony federal drug case

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

CAPE GIRARDEAU - A Scott county man was sentenced to prison on felony drug charges Monday.

Jimmy A. Jordan, 33, was sentenced to 70 months in prison on one felony count of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute in U.S. District Court. Upon release from prison, Jordan will be placed on supervised release for a period of four years.

Previously with his plea, Jordan admitted that on July 15, 2005, a SEMO Drug Task Force officer observed him driving a truck eastbound on Highway 114 near Sikeston. The officer knew that Jordan was wanted on active arrest warrants. Other officers arrived and a short vehicle chase resulted. Jordan stopped the truck and ran, but was arrested after a short foot pursuit.

He was discovered hiding under a house trailer in a nearby trailer park. Located near him under the trailer was $2,262, divided into $100 folds, and a ring with two keys. A black metal lock box was located along the route of Jordan's flight. The keys located near Jordan's hiding place unlocked the box which contained among other things, an amount of methamphetamine packaged in several small plastic bags and a leather wrist band stamped "Jimmy."

Also Monday Ladonta C. Williams, 23, of Sikeston, pled guilty to one felony county of possession with intent to distribute cocaine base. Williams now faces a maximum of life imprisonment and a $2,000,000 fine, followed by a period of supervised release of at least four years. Sentencing is set for Dec. 11 in Cape Girardeau.

With his plea, Williams admitted that on or about Feb. 16 a search warrant was executed at his residence in Sikeston. As a result of the search, 8.5 grams of a substance containing cocaine base (also referred to as "crack") was seized from a coffee table that was located near Williams.

Additionally, $776 was seized, which include three $20 bills used by a confidential informant to purchase cocaine base from Williams two days earlier. Williams explained that he knew he had outstanding warrants and that he was going to prison; as a result he figured he would make money selling drugs in the meantime.

Christopher E. Lott, 26, was sentenced to 28 months on one felony count of being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm when he appeared before U.S. District Judge Charles A. Shaw, according to U.S. Attorney Catherine L. Hanaway.

On Oct. 18, 2005, the U.S. Marshals office received an arrest warrant for Lott for an alleged supervised release violation and that he was at a particular address in Hayti. The marshals went to that location and arrested him. At the time of the arrest, Lott had a gun in his waistband.

The marshals took a Rohm, .22 caliber revolver, which was loaded with six rounds of ammunition. The pistol and ammunition were seized by the marshals. Due to Lott's previous felony convictions, he is prohibited by law from possessing a firearm.

Hanaway praised the U.S. Marshals Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for their work on the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Keith D. Sorrell handled the prosecution for the Government.