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Ferguson Man Sentenced in a Multi-Defendant Heroin Conspiracy

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

St. Louis, MO – Darryl Black, 28, of Ferguson, MO, was sentenced to 120 months in prison for his involvement in a multi-defendant conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute heroin.  Black appeared today before U.S. District Judge Henry E. Autrey.

According to court documents, Black was part of a heroin conspiracy involving the shipment of heroin by mail from Phoenix to St. Louis.  Black is the last of the 11 charged in the indictment to be sentenced.

Defendants also sentenced in the conspiracy are as follows: 

Ricardo Ramos-Estrada, aka Riki, 34, of Phoenix, AZ, 70 months in prison;

Armando Ramos-Estrada, aka Gordo, 36, of Phoenix, AZ, fugitive;

Cristian Samuel Aripez Nunez, 22, of Phoenix, AZ 48 months in prison;

Arieawn Rishaud Dillon, 24, of St. Louis, 40 months in prison;

Daviyon Antwon Thomas, aka Big Boy, 30, of Wellston, 80 months in prison;

Gregory Hampton, aka Greasy, 34, of St. Louis, 84 months in prison;

Travis Jacquez Roberts, 30, of St. Louis, 84 months in prison;

Jerome Anthony Thomas, 47, of St. Louis, 30 months in prison;

Troy Parker, aka Nelly, of St. Louis, released on time served; and

Jermaine Joseph Johnson, aka J, of St. Louis, released on time served.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Postal Inspection Service     investigated this case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Erin Granger handled the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.  

Updated January 15, 2020

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