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St. Charles Man Sentenced to 120 Months in Prison for Possessing with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Offense

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

St. Louis, Missouri –United States District Judge Catherine D. Perry sentenced Steven Carson, 32, of St. Charles, to 120 months in prison for possessing with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of that crime.

According to the plea agreement, on July 17, 2019, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department officers observed a vehicle near Union Boulevard and Bircher Avenue matching the description of a truck that had been reported stolen. As officers attempted to further investigate, the truck sped onto the on-ramp of I-70 East and entered Illinois. A police helicopter successfully tracked the truck as it re-entered St. Louis. The truck then became stuck in a traffic jam near McCree Avenue and South Kingshighway Boulevard, at which point Officers were able to deploy spike strips and disable the truck as it attempted to plow through two nearby passenger vehicles. Carson exited the truck’s driver seat and was detained after a brief foot chase. Carson was arrested in possession of 5.8 grams of methamphetamine and a stolen semiautomatic firearm loaded with an extended ammunition magazine.  

This case was diligently investigated by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Jay Redd handled this case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Updated June 11, 2020

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime