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St. Louis man enters guilty plea for being a felon in possession of a firearm

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

ST. LOUIS –On March 9, 2022, Steven Huffman, age 52, pleaded guilty in front of District Court Judge Audrey G. Fleissig to being a felon in possession of a firearm.   


According to the plea agreement, on December 2, 2020, a St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (SLMPD) detective designated as a federal task force officer and others were conducting surveillance operations in the 7200 block of Pennsylvania.  Detectives had been informed that Huffman, a previously convicted felon that was prohibited from possessing firearms, was in the area armed with a gun.


Detectives observed Huffman in the area as he was rummaging around in a backpack.  As they approached, he fled on foot, discarding the backpack.  Huffman was eventually taken into custody.  Discovered in the discarded backpack was a loaded Taurus 9mm semi-automatic pistol. 


Huffman faces a maximum term of incarceration of not more than 10 years, a fine of not more than $250,000, or both such imprisonment and fine. The Court also may impose a period of supervised release of not more than 3 years. Sentencing is set for June 14, 2022.  


The case was investigated by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.

Updated March 9, 2022

Firearms Offenses