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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Six People Indicted on Drug Conspiracy and Firearms Charges

St. Louis, MO – A suppressed federal indictment was unsealed today charging six individuals with drug trafficking and firearm-related charges for the years 2018 to the present.  The individuals and charges include:

  • WILLIAM GOODLOW, 37, charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl and heroin;
     
  • MARCUS JERMAINE MOORE, 35, charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl and heroin;
     
  • CHRISTOPHER SANTEL MOORE, 33, charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl and heroin;
     
  • JEFFREY TREMAINE STIDMON, 37, charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl and heroin; 
     
  • DURRELL BRENT JOHNSON, 33, charged with two counts of conspiracy to distribute fentanyl and heroin; marijuana distribution; possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking; being a felon in the possession of one or more firearms; and 
     
  • FLORA LOUISE JOHNSON, 31, charged with two counts of conspiracy to distribute fentanyl and heroin.                        
     

Charges set forth in the indictment are merely accusations and do not constitute proof of guilt.  Every defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty.  This indictment and today’s arrests are a continuation of the on-going investigation into drug trafficking, overdose deaths, homicides, and firearm offenses occurring within and stemming from illegal activity connected to the Clinton-Peabody housing complex.

Following the unsealing of today’s indictment, United States Attorney Jeff Jensen stated, “These arrests and unsealing of today’s indictment resulted from the coordinated effort between our office and our federal, state, and local law enforcement partners.  It is part of an active, on-going investigation focused on organized groups of individuals committing drug- and firearms-related crimes in the City of Saint Louis.”

“Parts of our city are being devastated by drugs and gun violence,” said Acting Special Agent in Charge Alicia Corder of the FBI St. Louis Division.  “Today's arrests show the commitment of law enforcement at all levels to work together to rid the streets of this lawlessness.”

“After recently attending an event to raise awareness about the opioid epidemic, this indictment is an example of the essential work officers do every day to combat drug-related crimes,” said Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department Chief John Hayden after today’s indictment was unsealed.  “Our continued coordination with our federal and local partners is valued and can save lives by getting drugs and firearms off of our streets.”

If convicted, the drug conspiracy charges carry a maximum sentence of 20 years.  The use of firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking charge carries a statutory minimum term of imprisonment of five years up to life consecutive to any other sentence imposed.  The felon in possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon carries a statutory maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment. 

In determining the actual sentences, a judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.

This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department; and Drug Enforcement Administration.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Updated September 5, 2019