Federal court 12/21/06

Thursday, December 21, 2006

The following information was released by the office of federal prosecutor Catherine Hanaway for defendants appearing in federal court before U.S. District Judge Rodney W. Sippel.

SENTENCED

Name: Billie Bob Todd Jr.

Age: 27

Residence: Sikeston, Mo.

Charge: Unlawful possession of firearms

Sentence: 37 months' imprisonment

Summary: On Nov. 23, 2005, law enforcement officers found and seized a Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun and a Marlin .22-caliber rifle from Todd's home. Todd's previous felony convictions prohibit him from possessing firearms.

Name: Rozell Edwards

Age: 45

Residence: Tamms, Ill.

Charge: Unlawful possession of firearms

Sentence: 77 months' imprisonment

Summary: On Oct. 28, 2005, law enforcement officers stopped Edwards for a traffic violation in Cape Girardeau. Under the driver's seat, officers found a loaded Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum pistol and a Remington 12-gauge shotgun loaded with buckshot and extra rounds in the trunk. Edwards' previous felony convictions prohibited him from possessing firearms.

Name: Dennis Keith Flurry

Age: 52

Residence: Dexter, Mo.

Charge: Possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine

Sentence: 72 months' imprisonment followed by three-year supervised release

Summary: On March 27, 2005, Flurry traded a gram of methamphetamine to an undercover police officer for the SEMO Drug Task Force in exchange for 100 240-milligram pseudoephedrine tablets. Flurry agreed to pay the undercover agent an additional gram of methamphetamine after he had manufactured it and to conduct further trades of pills for methamphetamine in the future. A subsequent search of Flurry's residence by authorities uncovered digital scales, drug paraphernalia with methamphetamine residue and pseudoephedrine.

Name: David Dale Powers

Age: 41

Residence: Dexter, Mo.

Charge: Producing child pornography.

Sentence: 300 months' imprisonment followed by life supervised release.

Summary: On July 20, Powers transmitted a live Web-camera video via the Internet to an undercover Tuscarawas County, Ohio, sheriff's officer. The transmission depicted a minor child engaged in sexual contact with an adult male.

Name: Keith E. Lanier

Age: 35

Residence: Cooter, Mo.

Charge: Illegal possession of firearms and ammunition

Sentence: 30 months' imprisonment

Summary: On Jan. 29, 2005, officers found and seized a Winchester .270-caliber rifle and a Winchester 12-gauge shotgun in Lanier's residence. On Feb. 7, 2005, officers armed with a federal search warrant found and seized numerous rounds of 12-gauge and 20-gauge shotgun ammunition and a .22-caliber, .270-caliber and .30-60-caliber ammunition from the residence. Lanier's previous felony conviction prohibits him from possessing firearms and/or ammunition.

Name: James Junior Buckhanan

Age: 45

Residence: Scott County, Mo.

Charge: Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine

Sentence: 120 months' imprisonment followed by supervised release for five years.

Summary: On June 28, Buckhanan was stopped by Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers after he was observed speeding in a construction zone on U.S. 60 at Interstate 55 in Scott County. A search of the vehicle revealed approximately 400 grams of crystal methamphetamine concealed in Buckhanan's personal effects.

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