Judge sentences St. Louis man to 9 years on cocaine and marijuana distribution charges
ST. LOUIS - Juan LaSalle Chase was sentenced to more than nine years in federal prison today. The 49-year-old resident of St. Louis previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine and marijuana and possession with intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana.
According to the plea agreement, beginning in 2015 and continuing until March 2018, Chase joined in a conspiracy with four co-defendants to acquire and distribute kilogram quantities of cocaine and marijuana to distribute. Specifically, wiretaps and other enforcement actions revealed Chase sourced cocaine and marijuana to the co-defendants.
A search of Chase’s home, lead to investigators to among other things, three kilograms of cocaine, three firearms, ammunition, and $105,910 in drug proceeds. Searches at other locations associated with Chase and the conspiracy revealed bulk marijuana.
The Drug Enforcement Administration St. Louis Division investigated this case.