EAST ST. LOUIS — A jury found an Alton man guilty Thursday on five counts of drug and firearm charges.
In a press release, U.S. Attorney Stephen R. Wigginton said Miles “Lou” Musgraves, 31, was found guilty after a four-day trial in federal district court in East St. Louis of one count of maintaining a drug-involved premises near a school, one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, one count of felon in possession of ammunition, one count of felon in possession of a firearm, and one count of distribution of cocaine near a school.
The offenses occurred near West Elementary School, 1513 State St., according to an Alton Police Department spokesperson.
Sentencing has been set for June 26. Musgraves faces statutory penalties of 15 years to life. He will also be subject to fines, supervised release after his prison sentence and a $100 special assessment on each count.
The case was investigated by the Alton Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Donald S. Boyce.