House Springs Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug and Weapons Charges
|U.S. Attorney’s Office December 01, 2010|
ST. LOUIS, MO—The United States Attorney’s Office announced today that James Hankins, of House Springs, Missouri, pled guilty to one count of possession with the intent to distribute over 50 grams of methamphetamine. These charges involve his drug distribution activities on March 12, 2010. Additionally, Hankins has agreed to forfeit $93,180 derived from the criminal activity.
He now faces a penalty range of five to 40 years in prison and/or fines up to $2,000,000. Sentencing has been set for February 28, 2011, before the Honorable Henry E. Autrey.
This case represents a collaborative investigative effort between the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Assistant United States Attorney Michael Bert is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney's Office.