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Jefferson City and Columbia residents indicted in meth conspiracy

Four Columbia and Jefferson City residents and a Compton, Calif. man have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Cole County.

Shadeed Seifullah Muhammad, 41, of Compton; Javier Rashad Rosser, 30, Robert Istill McNair, 30, and Bria Lanier-Richie, 37, all of Jefferson City, Mo.; and James Alexander Larkins, 37, of Columbia, Mo.; were charged in an 11-count indictment returned under seal by a federal grand jury in Jefferson City on May 31, 2017.

The federal indictment alleges that each of the five defendants participated in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Cole County from Jan. 15, 2016, to Feb. 18, 2017.

Rosser, McNair, Lakins and Lanier-Richie are charged for attempting to possess 500 grams or more of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute in April 2016.

Rosser, McNair, Larkins and Lanier-Richie are also charged with using a cell phone to facilitate the drug-trafficking conspiracy.

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