St. Louis Man Pleads Guilty to Charges Related to Drug Trafficking Ring
ST. LOUIS – Darryl Lennell Moore, 32, of St. Louis, pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute a controlled substance, one involving fentanyl, the other involving methamphetamine.
Moore also pleaded guilty to an additional count of possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. Moore appeared Tuesday before U.S. District Court Judge Ronnie L. White.
Beginning in 2016, the Drug Enforcement Administration and St. Louis County Police Department were actively investigating the distribution of large quantities of fentanyl and crystal methamphetamine in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. Moore conspired with members of the conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 400 grams of fentanyl and more than 50 grams of almost pure methamphetamine.
At the height of the conspiracy, nine co-conspirators were involved and would distribute more than 20,000 doses of fentanyl per week. Distribution occurred using "runners" who also provided armed protection for the co-conspirators. Moore was primarily responsible for supplying the drugs for the conspiracy.
Judge White has set sentencing for July 22, 2021.