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Judge sentences St. Louis drug dealer known to carry a gun during drug deals

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

ST. LOUIS –United States District Judge Ronnie L. White sentenced Demetrius Burns-Jackson to 60 months in prison. The 24-year-old St. Louis City, Missouri resident pleaded guilty to drug trafficking.

In November 2018, Drug Enforcement Administration investigators received information from two sources that Burns-Jackson was a multi-pound methamphetamine distributor known to carry a firearm. One source confirmed buying methamphetamine, daily, from Burns-Jackson over a six-month period. The other source confirmed buying methamphetamine from Burns-Jackson over a two-month period. Both sources confirmed Burns-Jackson had a firearm during those transactions.

Investigators used a confidential source to buy methamphetamine from Burns-Jackson twice in December 2018. On December 21, 2018, agents arrested Burns-Jackson in a St. Louis hotel where they seized 428 grams of methamphetamine belonging to him.

The Drug Enforcement Administration Fairview Heights Resident Office investigated the case with the United States Marshals Service and St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department’s assistance. Assistant United States Attorney Sara Koppenaal is handling the case.



Venton Blandin

Updated April 1, 2021

Drug Trafficking