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Franklin County Man Sentenced on Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Conspiring to Possess with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine Charges

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

St. Louis, MO –Joshua Matthew Spencer, 30, of Franklin County, MO, was sentenced today to ten years' imprisonment by United States District Judge John R. Ross after pleading guilty to his involvement in conspiring to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and being a felon in possession of a firearm. 

According to court documents, Spencer and his co-defendant Reanna Danielle Campbell were engaged in the sale of crystal methamphetamine in the St. Louis Metropolitan area, as well as in Franklin and Jefferson Counties.  Investigators conducted controlled buys of methamphetamine from Campbell and Spencer in and around the area.  Also during the course of the investigation, Spencer and Campbell crashed a vehicle while fleeing from police near the Interstate 44 entrance at South Elm Avenue in Webster, Missouri, and fled on foot.  Two handguns were recovered by law enforcement near the scene of the crash and investigators seized five other firearms from the crashed vehicle, along with knives and additional firearms magazines and drug paraphernalia. Following the federal indictment in this case, Spencer was apprehended by the United States Marshals Service and found in position of additional narcotics and another firearm.

Co-defendant Reanna Danielle Campbell was previously sentenced to sixty-four months’ imprisonment for her role in the offenses.

The Multi-County Narcotics and Violent Crimes Enforcement Unit and the Drug Enforcement Administration investigated this case, with assistance from the Kirkwood and Webster Police Departments.  Assistant United States Attorney Lisa Yemm handled this case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Updated August 28, 2020

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