SAINT LOUIS MAN SENTENCED TO 96 MONTHS FOR DRUG AND GUN OFFENSES

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EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – Deandre Young, 43, of St. Louis, Missouri, was sentenced today to 96 months 
imprisonment by Judge David Dugan in federal court in East St. Louis, Illinois. Young plead guilty 
on October 7, 2021, to one count of aiding and abetting a co-defendant’s possession with intent to 
distribute methamphetamine and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug 
trafficking offense.

As part of the guilty plea, Young acknowledged that on March 11, 2021, he aided and abetted his 
co-defendant’s  intended  distribution  of  methamphetamine  to  a  customer  at  a  gas  station  
in Fairview Heights, Illinois, before being arrested by DEA agents. Young was in possession of a 
firearm at the time of his arrest.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
This matter was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak.

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