Federal warrants served in Columbia

31-year-old Malcolm Redmon faces three federal counts relating to the distribution of cocaine.

One man is in custody on drug distribution charges after agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms served federal warrants Tuesday morning in Columbia.

Federal agents, in cooperation with the Columbia Police Department and the Boone County Sheriff's Department, served the warrants at 61 Sunshine Drive in Columbia shortly after 6:00 Tuesday morning, according to Don Ledford, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Missouri.

Arrested was 31-year-old Malcolm D. Redmon on three charges handed down by a federal grand jury which include conspiracy to distribute cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and using a telephone to facilitate a drug trafficking crime. The charges indicate that Redmon conspired with persons unknown to possess and distribute a substance containing a measurable amount of cocaine.

According to Ledford, the grand jury handed down the indictments on July 30, and they were made public following his arrest.

Redmon faces the possibility of 44 years in prison and over two million dollars in fines if convicted on all counts.