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Judge sentences Lincoln County man for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and being a felon in possession of a firearm

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

ST. LOUIS, MO – United States District Judge Henry E. Autrey sentenced Jason Shook to 84 months in prison. The 42-year-old Hawk Point, Missouri resident previously pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to the Plea Agreement, on February 25, 2019, St. Peters, Missouri Police Officers arrested Shook and recovered four handguns and an amount of methamphetamine from Shook’s car.  Shook admitted that he had obtained the firearms and illegal drugs from an individual who went by the name “Bear” several days earlier.  Shook further admitted that he intended to sell the methamphetamine, and that he had been selling methamphetamine for “Bear” for approximately six months. 

Further, on April 11, 2019, St. Peters, Missouri Police Officers again arrested Shook, and recovered a distribution amount of methamphetamine from his car. 

Shook had previously been convicted of a felony crime punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year.

The St. Peters, Missouri Police Department investigated the case. Assistant United States Attorney Geoffrey Ogden is handling the case for the United States Attorney’s Office.


Venton Blandin

Updated October 2, 2020

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