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CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

Two men have been sentenced in a federal drug trafficking case.

Hinton Gilmer Jr., 61, was sentenced to 15 years and Jo Devon Maxwell, 32, was sentenced to 10 years on one felony count of conspiracy to distribute 280 grams or more of cocaine base. Both appeared before United States District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr. in Cape Girardeau.

Gilmer and Maxwell conspired with others to distribute 280 grams or more of cocaine base from June 16, 2010 through May 3, 2011 in Dunklin County, Mo. and elsewhere.

Gilmer and Maxwell distributed over 14 ounces of cocaine base to others in the southeast Missouri area.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Missouri Highway Patrol, the Bootheel Drug Task Force, the police departments of Kennett and Poplar Bluff, Mo. and the Second Judicial Drug Task Forces for the Blytheville and Jonesboro, Ark. police departments and the Mississippi County, Ark. Sheriff's Department.

Assistant United States Attorney Paul W. Hahn handled the prosecution for the Government.

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