St. Louis Man Sentenced to 10+ Years in Prison for Fentanyl, Guns
ST. LOUIS – A man caught twice in St. Louis, Missouri with guns and fentanyl after police chases that ended in crashes was sentenced Thursday to 10 years and 10 months in prison.
Geno Armstrong, 28, pleaded guilty Nov. 30, 2022, to two counts of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of one or more drug trafficking crimes.
He admitted that he and three others, Deondre Hill, Terryon McDonald and Phillip Robinson, were spotted on Oct. 12, 2021, in a stolen Audi A8 by members of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Anti-Crime Task Force. Using spike strips, task force officers flattened the two front tires, but McDonald sped off. Hill threw a gun out of the front passenger seat window on Goodfellow Avenue during the chase. The Audi eventually crashed into a concrete planter and electrical signal at Goodfellow and Delmar avenues. McDonald, Hill and Robinson fled on foot. Armstrong was found in the rear of the Audi with a Kel-Tec 5.56 rifle with a large capacity magazine and a Coach man bag containing fentanyl. Cash totaling $6,779 and methamphetamine was also found in the car.
On Nov. 5, 2021, after another crash, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department officers found a Glock .40-caliber pistol, marijuana and fentanyl in a Chevrolet Malibu that Armstrong had been driving.
Armstrong’s co-defendants have also pleaded guilty and have been sentenced.
Hill, 30, of Georgia, was sentenced January 5 to seven years in prison on charges of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of one or more drug trafficking crime.
McDonald, 20, of Florissant, was sentenced February 28 to three years in prison on charges of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
Robinson, 28, of St. Louis was sentenced February 28 to five years in prison on one count of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl.
The Drug Enforcement Administration and the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department investigated the case.