Guilty Plea From Meth Seller with a Gun
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. - Deandre Young, 42, of Saint Louis, pled guilty to one count of aiding and abetting co-defendant Lamondra Beckley’s possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense on Oct. 7 in federal court in East St. Louis, Illinois.
Young was charged for the offenses on April 6, 2021. Young acknowledged that on March 11, 2021, he helped arrange the sale of approximately 114 grams of methamphetamine by his co-defendant Lamondra Beckley to a customer at a gas station in Fairview Heights, Illinois. Young was in possession of a firearm when agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration arrested him.
Sentencing is scheduled on Feb. 9, 2022. Under federal law, Young faces a mandatory minimum of 5 years imprisonment for these offenses.
The DEA investigated this case.