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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Enforcer of a Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced to Life for Heroin Trafficking and Murder Charges

St. Louis, MO – Donald Stewart a/k/a “OG,” 55, of St. Louis, was sentenced to life in prison for conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and two counts of possession of a firearm (with death resulting) in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.  He appeared before U.S. District Judge Catherine D. Perry.

According to the evidence presented at trial, defendant Donald Stewart a/k/a “OG,” was an enforcer for the Donald White drug trafficking organization.  Over several years, White’s drug trafficking organization engaged in acts of violence with a rival drug trafficking organization.  Defendant Stewart was recruited as a shooter for the White drug trafficking organization and engaged in several acts of violence for the organization.  Additionally, defendant Stewart was a street level heroin dealer for the organization.  Defendant Stewart’s residence in the 5100 block of Northland was used as a heroin distribution hub, used to store weapons, and used to plan out various acts of violence including murder committed by Stewart and other members of the organization.

On March 26, 2010, Michael McGill was lured to the 5200 block of Maffitt where he was gunned down by members of the White organization as part of the ongoing drug war.  On July 23, 2010, Darrion Williams, Jr. was lured to an alley behind the 5200 block of Maffitt for a purported drug deal where he was gunned down by Stewart and other members.

On April 25, 2013, defendant Terrance Wilson, a/k/a “Mutt,” entered pleas to drug conspiracy and firearms charges.  According to the plea agreement defendant Wilson also served as an enforcer for the White drug trafficking organization and participated in both the McGill and Williams murders.

In May of 2018, after a ten-day trial and 62 witnesses, a federal jury returned the three guilty verdicts.  The conviction of Donald Stewart and Terrance Wilson along with previous convictions of Donald White and members of his organization has dismantled the drug organization and ended their reign of violence. 

The case was investigated by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department’s Intelligence and Homicide Divisions, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
Updated January 24, 2019