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St. Louis Man Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Conspiring to Distribute Fentanyl and Heroin

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

St. Louis, MO –Deandre Chaney, aka “Meazy,” 20, of St. Louis, was sentenced to 46 months in prison for his involvement in conspiring to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute fentanyl and heroin.  Chaney appeared in federal court today before United States District Judge Audrey G. Fleissig.

According to court documents, between January and March of 2019, investigators with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) utilized a Confidential Informant (hereinafter "CI") to conduct controlled purchases of marijuana, fentanyl, and heroin from both Deandre Chaney and his co-defendant, Daniel Strong. The CI arranged purchase marijuana, heroin, and fentanyl by contacting Chaney via multiple telephones that Chaney maintained.  Chaney directed the CI to a locations where the transactions would take place.  Members of the investigative team purchased marijuana and/or heroin and fentanyl from Chaney or Strong on January 28, February 1, February 5, February 8, February 13, February 21, March 1, March 7, March 22, and March 28, 2019. In total, members of the investigation team purchased approximately 65.71 grams of marijuana, approximately 31.89 grams of heroin, and approximately 31.09 grams of fentanyl. Investigators attempted to arrange for additional narcotics transactions with Chaney on April 12, 2019 and April 23, 2019, but both times Chaney and/or Strong provided the CI with fake narcotics.

Co-defendant Daniel Strong was sentenced on June 15, 2020 to 28 months in prison.

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated this case.  Assistant United States Attorney Angie Danis is handling this case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Updated August 14, 2020

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