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Judge Sentences Franklin County Woman to 11 years in Prison for her Role in Fentanyl and Heroin Conspiracy Resulting in Death

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

ST. LOUIS, MO – United States District Judge Audrey G. Fleissig sentenced Shannon Rennee Bradley to 132 months in prison and ordered her to pay restitution jointly with the co-defendant in the amount of $8,500. The 26-year-old Washington, Missouri resident pleaded guilty in January to conspiracy to distribute heroin and fentanyl, and aiding and abetting in the distribution of heroin and fentanyl.  The conspiracy resulted in an overdose death.

On October 21, 2017, Bradley and co-defendant Jacob Brewer met the victim A.C. and her boyfriend at a gas station in Washington, Missouri, where the distribution took place.  Late that evening, the victim and her boyfriend shared drugs sold by Bradley and Brewer.  The woman’s boyfriend woke up and discovered his girlfriend unresponsive. The woman was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.  She died as a result of acute heroin and fentanyl intoxication.   

Co-defendant Brewer pled guilty in May 2019 and is awaiting sentencing, which has not been set.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration investigated this case. Assistant United States Attorneys Sara Koppenaal and James Delworth handled the case.


Updated October 6, 2020