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January 12, 2021

Jefferson County man pleads guilty to conspiracy to distribute meth

ST. LOUIS – Tracy Douglas Hyden, 55, of Jefferson County, Missouri, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr. to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and one count of possession with the intent to distribute more than 50 grams of actual methamphetamine.

January 4, 2021

St. Louis man sentenced to 25 years for heroin, cocaine distribution

ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge Ronnie L. White sentenced Robert Hill to 25 years in prison today for drug distribution and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

A jury had convicted Hill on Sept. 16, 2020 of one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine, and one count of felon in possession of a firearm .

January 4, 2021

St. Louis man sentenced to 20 years for drug-related murder

ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge Catherine D. Perry sentenced Armond Calvin to 240 months in prison today for one count of conspiracy to distribute fentanyl and one count of using a firearm to commit murder in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Calvin, 22, of St. Louis City, previously pleaded guilty on October 5, 2020.

December 17, 2020

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.

December 17, 2020

Kansas City man pleads guilty to meth conspiracy

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Kansas City, Missouri, man pleaded guilty in federal court today to his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Camden County, Missouri.

Stephen Joseph Sanchez, 35, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps Jr. to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Co-defendant Jo Marie Pollina, 37, of Kansas City, Mo.  pleaded guilty to the same charge on June 30, 2020.

December 9, 2020

Indictment: Topeka Man Distributed Heroin

TOPEKA, Kan. – A Topeka man was indicted in federal court today with distributing heroin.

James Licht, 39, was charged with one count of distributing heroin and one count of unlawful possession of firearms by a previously convicted felon.

December 8, 2020

St. Peters man gets 22 years in prison

ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge John A. Ross sentenced Ramon Gonzalez, Jr., to 268 months in prison today. The 48-year-old St. Peters, Missouri, resident pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute controlled substances.

December 3, 2020

Dodge City man sentenced for methamphetamine trafficking

WICHITA, Kan. – A Dodge City, Kansas, man was sentenced today to 10 years in federal prison for methamphetamine trafficking.

Danny Del Real, 31, pleaded guilty to one count of distributing methamphetamine.

In October 2018, a confidential informant working with the Dodge City Police Department paid Del Real $5,000 to purchase approximately a pound of methamphetamine. When tested, the package contained the equivalent of about eight-tenths of a pound of pure methamphetamine.

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