St. Louis man gets 15 years for drug trafficking at Clinton-Peabody Housing Complex
ST. LOUIS – Demetrius Tyrese Johnson was sentenced today to 180 months in prison. The 26-year-old St. Louis, Missouri, resident pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute fentanyl and one count of felon in possession of a firearm.
Johnson was involved in a conspiracy to distribute more than 400 grams of fentanyl centered on the Clinton-Peabody housing complex in the City of St. Louis.
Between September 2014 and July 2018, Johnson acted as a distributor for drug customers seeking fentanyl in the St. Louis Metropolitan area. Johnson and other associates used various apartments within the Clinton-Peabody housing complex for purposes of storing and distributing fentanyl, among other things.
On July 18, 2018, investigators conducted a search warrant at Johnson’s residence. Inside Johnson’s bedroom, officers located a Glock 27, .40 caliber firearm with an extended magazine, an Anderson Arms AR-15 rifle and ammunition. Johnson was a convicted felon and was not allowed to have a weapon.
The Drug Enforcement Administration St. Louis Division investigated this case as part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), along with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the U.S. Marshals Service and the St. Charles County Sheriff’s Department.