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Three Area Men Indicted on Federal Weapons and Drug Charges -- Including the Assault of a Federal Officer

April 24, 2013

St. Louis, MO - Three St. Louis area men were indicted on multiple federal gun and drug charges involving the April 18, 2013, assault of a federal officer.

FREDERICK CRAYTON, JAMES EDWARD JONES and DWAYNE CRAYTON, all of St. Louis City, were indicted by a federal grand jury late this afternoon. 

If convicted, these charges carry a penalty range of 5 to 25 years in prison and/or fines up to $1,000,000. In determining the actual sentences, a Judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.  Assistant United States Attorney Tom Mehan is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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