An Alton man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after being found guilty of drug and firearm offenses earlier this year. 31-year old Miles “Lou” Musgraves was found guilty in March on 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 a ammunition, one count of felon in possession of a firearm and one count of distribution of cocaine near a school.
The 20-year sentence is for the drug convictions and there is an additional 10-year sentence for the firearm and ammunition offenses. He will also serve 6 years probation following his release. After being caught selling cocaine and possessing ammunition, he had agreed to work as a confidential informant. Instead, he planted cocaine and a gun in another man’s car and called police in an attempt to frame the other man. While the other man was originally charged, those charges were dropped once police found out what Musgraves had done.