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St. louis man sentenced for drug distribution and firearms possession

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August 26, 2013

St. Louis, MO – STANLEY "OUTLAW" CARTER of St. Louis City was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment on one felony count of brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and a second felony count of discharging a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.  The sentence imposed today by United States District Court Judge Henry E. Autrey must be served consecutively to the not-yet-completed sentence achieved by the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office after Carter shot and wounded an individual in the spring of 2008.  

Carter pleaded guilty to two separate federal crimes in April 2013.  First, on March 26, 2008, Carter and his co-defendant Antonio “Lips” Shaw and another accomplice, Richard “Repeat” Bobbitt, entered a City of St. Louis residence with guns drawn.  The residence was occupied at the time by a 10-year old girl, a teenage boy and the children's mother.  Carter and his two accomplices stole a significant amount of marijuana that they located in the residence's lower level.

Second, on May 10, 2008, Carter utilized an AR-15 assault-style rifle to execute two individuals associated with a rival group.  The two men were inside a vehicle when Carter approached and opened fire from point-blank range.  The shooting occurred at the area commonly referred to as "the Circle" located near 1199 Riverview Boulevard within the City of St. Louis.  The first victim, Adolph Ellison, was pronounced dead at the scene.  The second victim, Donald Mack, died shortly after.  Immediately following the shooting, Carter and his two accomplices, again being Shaw and Bobbitt, fled the scene and undertook efforts to conceal evidence related to the crime. 

Carter's co-defendant, Antonio Shaw, was previously sentenced to over 31 years imprisonment on one felony count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute marijuana and cocaine base (crack) and a second felony count of brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime on April 30, 2013.  Shaw was convicted by a jury after a six-day trial.

Carter’s sentencing brings to a close the federal investigation into violent criminal activity within the City of St. Louis committed by members of a group commonly referred to as the “Dip Set.”  The investigation was initiated in 2009 and conducted by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, St. Louis County Police Department, United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the United States Marshals Service, with the cooperation and support of the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office. 

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