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Judges sentences St. Louis man for his role in drug-trafficking ring

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

ST. LOUIS – United States District Judge Ronnie L. White sentenced Sherod Tucker to 80 months in prison today. The 32-year-old St. Louis, Missouri resident pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl.

Beginning in 2016, the Drug Enforcement Administration and St. Louis County Police Department were actively investigating the distribution of large quantities of fentanyl and crystal methamphetamine in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. Tucker conspired with members of the conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute in excess of 400 grams of fentanyl.

At the height of the conspiracy, nine co-conspirators were involved and would distribute more than 20,000 doses of fentanyl per week. Distribution occurred through the use of "runners" to include Tucker.

On January 31 and on August 9, 2018 Tucker sold fentanyl to a cooperating source working on behalf of the DEA. Tucker also assisted members of the conspiracy by cutting up the raw fentanyl with Dormin, before the drugs were pressed into capsules for sale. The indictment alleges the conspiracy involved committing violence in furtherance of drug trafficking to include committing two murders and another shooting. Tucker was not charged with the violence.

The St. Louis County Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration investigated the case. Assistant United States Attorney Paul D’Agrosa is handling the case.



Venton Blandin

Updated March 25, 2021

Drug Trafficking