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A Jefferson City man was sentenced to five years in prison for pleading guilty to charges in connection with a narcotics search warrant served in August 2019.

During a hearing before Cole County Circuit Judge Cotton Walker, James Miller, 30, pleaded guilty to unlawful use of a weapon and possession of a controlled substance. Prosecutors dismissed a second count of unlawful use of a weapon against him.

Three other Jefferson City residents were also charged after the search warrant was served.

Sierra Crabtree, 25, is charged with possession of a controlled substance. Her case is scheduled at the end of the month before Cole County Circuit Judge Dan Green.

Melissa Gardner, 46, is charged with possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Her case is before Judge Walker, but no new court date has been set.

Stephen Jackson III, 52, is charged with delivery of a controlled substance. His case is set to be heard in August before Cole County Presiding Judge Jon Beetem.

The warrant was served in the 200 block of Center Street, according to Cole County Sheriff's Department probable cause statements, which also said drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine were recovered.

Authorities also located what they believed were two homemade explosive devices. The Missouri Highway Patrol bomb squad advised officers at the scene the devices were capable of causing death, serious injury and property damage.

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