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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Missouri

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Saint Louis County Man Charged with Federal Drug and Firearm Charges

St. Louis – Antonio Bright, 37, of St. Louis, MO, was charged by a federal complaint for possession of firearms and drugs.

According to the complaint, a federal search warrant was executed today by FBI SWAT St. Louis and the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department at 6526 Leschen Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63121.  Law enforcement located twelve firearms in the residence, two plastic bags containing suspected heroin and one plastic bag containing multiple large chunks of rock-like substance suspected to be heroin, two plastic bags containing multiple pills of suspected ecstasy and multiple bags and containers of marijuana.

Bright has been charged with possession with intent to distribute controlled substances; felon in possession of a firearm; and possessing one or more firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.  Bright is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty.

These charges are the result of a joint investigation by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Special Assistant United States Attorney Nauman Wadalawala is handling this case.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
Updated December 4, 2019