A 32-year old man from Jefferson City recently pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine that was mailed to him by a co-conspirator in California.

The U.S Attorney's Office says that Javier Rashad Rosser pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine from April 4, 2016, to April 4, 2017.

Co-defendant, 42-year old Shadeed Seifullah Muhammad,of Compton, CA, reportedly mailed a package that contained nearly two pounds of methamphetamine from California to an address in Columbia, MO, on April 4, 2016.

The package was tracked online by a computer IP address that traced to Rosser’s residence. Another defendant, 32-year old Robert Istill McNair,  of Jefferson City, picked up the package from a co-conspirator at the Columbia residence. McNair then traveled to Jefferson City with the package with the intent to deliver it to Rosser. He reportedly had instructions leave the package of meth in a car at his workplace in Jefferson City, but Rosser never picked it up. On the same day, Rosser deposited $5,500 into the bank account of Muhammad’s girlfriend.

Muhammad then mailed another package, which contained approximately one pound, nine ounces of methamphetamine, from California to an address at Lincoln University in Jefferson City on March 30, 2017.

A student at the university later told investigators that Rosser had asked her to pick-up the package and deliver it to him. On April 4, 2017, U.S. Postal Inspection agents set up a controlled delivery and surveillance at the Lincoln University mailroom. When an individual arrived to pick-up the package from the mailroom, he was arrested.

The attorney's office also indicates that Muhammad admitted that he had mailed a package that contained two pounds of methamphetamine to an address in Jefferson City nearly a year earlier.

The package was seized by the U.S. Post Office.

Both Muhammad and McNair have pleaded guilty to their roles in the drug-trafficking conspiracy and await sentencing.

Rosser is subject to a mandatory minimum sentence of ten years in federal prison without parole, up to a life sentence. A sentencing hearing for Rosser will be scheduled after the completion of a presentence investigation by the United States Probation Office.

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