Three Cape men in federal court
Wednesday, June 26, 2002
A federal judge sentenced a Cape Girardeau man to over seven years in prison on drug charges Tuesday.
U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber sentenced Teddy Jones, 32, to seven years and three months in prison for attempting to manufacture methamphetamine.
Jones also will undergo four years of supervised release after he leaves prison, prosecutors said.
Officers found methamphetamine and items used to manufacture the illegal drug when they searched Jones' shop at 755 Seminole Lane on Oct. 18.
Also in federal court Tuesday, Jermaine Lammar Lathern, 25, was sentenced to four years, nine months on one felony count of being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm. On Feb. 8, 2001, Prime Time Rental repossessed leased furniture from Lathern's Cape Girardeau home. A .357-caliber Magnum revolver was discovered in the furniture.
Prime Time Rental turned the gun over to the Cape Girardeau Police Department, and Lathern admitted to an officer that he'd bought the gun for $100. The gun was stolen during a burglary in Anna, Ill., on Oct. 8, 2000.
Lathern previously was convicted for the felony of delivery of a controlled substance.
Kevin W. Brown, 29, of Cape Girardeau was sentenced to five years on one count of being a previously convicted felon in possession of firearms. On May 11, 2001, police searched his home on the 100 block of Arikara Lane and discovered seven firearms and 2,000 rounds of ammunition.
Brown had been convicted in 1991 for second-degree burglary.