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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Missouri

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 24, 2014

St. Louis Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Drug Charge

St. Louis, MO – ELIJAH BOYKINS, St. Louis, pled guilty to possessing 28 grams of heroin, which was packaged for sale at his home on February 13, 2014.  The drugs were discovered during the execution of a search warrant by the St. Louis Police Department in the City of St. Louis.   In addition to the drugs, Boykins was in possession of $3,381 in cash. 

Boykins admitted to possession with the intent to distribute heroin before Judge Henry E. Autrey in U.S. District Court.  He faces up to 20 years imprisonment and a fine of up to $1,000,000 on the charge.

Additionally, Boykins was on federal supervised release for a 2007 gun offense and violated his supervision by the commission of the new crime.  He faces additional imprisonment as a result of his supervised release violation.

Judge Autrey deferred sentencing on both matters until June 23, 2014.  

This case was investigated by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Tom Albus is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Updated March 19, 2015