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Convicted Felon Sentenced to 36 Months in Prison for Possessing a Stolen Firearm on Metrolink

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Missouri

St. Louis, Missouri – Lautha Anderson, 26, of St. Louis, Missouri, was sentenced to 36 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.  He appeared in federal court today before U.S. District Judge Henry E. Autrey.

According to court documents, on May 1, 2018, Anderson was a passenger on the Metro train heading eastbound from Lambert Airport.  St. Louis County Police Department officers conducted a ticket check on the train.  Anderson informed officers he did not have a validated ticket.  While acting anxious and nervous, Anderson informed officers that he had something in his pocket.  Anderson pulled out a loaded 9mm magazine.  Officers then conducted a pat down and located a stolen 9mm Glock semiautomatic pistol in Anderson’s waistband. 

Prior to May 1, 2018, Anderson was convicted of at least one felony crime in a court of law punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year.  At the time he knowingly possessed the firearm, Anderson knew he was a convicted felon.

The St. Louis County Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated this case.

Updated July 15, 2020

Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime