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St. Louis Man Sentenced for Distributing More Than 400 Grams of Fentanyl

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

St. Louis, MO – Larry Weeden, Jr., 39, of St. Louis, was sentenced on Wednesday to 151 months in prison for possession of one or more firearms as a previously convicted felon and possession with intent to distribute more than 400 grams of fentanyl.  He appeared before Federal District Judge Ronnie L. White. 

According to court documents, investigators learned Weeden was distributing fentanyl and storing significant amounts of the drug in an apartment, causing them to seek a state-level search warrant in July of 2018.

During the execution of the warrant, investigators located six (6) loaded semi-automatic pistols, including a Glock 23 .40 caliber handgun with an extended magazine and a Springfield XD .45 caliber handgun which was later determined to have been stolen.

Investigators recovered approximately 740 grams of fentanyl in total, including a large compressed brick of fentanyl and baggies of fentanyl packaged in smaller quantities, and approximately 130 grams of methamphetamine in powder and pill form.  They also located drug trafficking paraphernalia including a gas mask, cutting agents, and digital scales, as well as a money counting machine and approximately $46,000 in United States currency which was forfeited to the Government.

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated this case.

Updated May 9, 2019

Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime