Federal Court 9/20/06

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

The following information was released by the office of federal prosecutor Catherine Hanaway for defendants who appeared in federal court Tuesday before U.S. District Judge Henry Autrey:

SENTENCED

Name: Arthur Kemp

Age: Unknown

Residence: Kennett, Mo.

Charge: Three counts of unlawful possession of pseudoephedrine.

Sentence: 60 months in prison.

Details: In May 2005, Kemp diverted 38,000 30-milligram pseudoephedrine pills that were later sold to a person who converted them into methamphetamine.

PLEADED GUILTY

Name: Dion M. Coates

Age: Unknown

Residence: Cape Girardeau

Charge: Two counts of distribution of 5 grams or more of cocaine base.

Sentence range: Up to 40 years in prison and a $2 million fine.

Details: Coates admitted that on March 12 and 14, 2005, he sold 22.6 grams of crack cocaine to a confidential informant for a total of $900. Sentencing was set for Jan. 8.

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