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St. Louis man sentenced for drug trafficking charge connected to 2017 murder

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

ST. LOUIS – Stephan Jones, 31, of St. Louis, Missouri, was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment for one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute controlled substances.  Jones was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Henry E. Autrey on today’s date.


According to court records, on October 3, 2017, Jones transported himself and his associates in his vehicle to the 4700 block of Goodfellow Boulevard in St. Louis to buy controlled substances from an individual.  After the group bought drugs from this individual and left the area for approximately an hour, Jones transported the group back to the same location. 


While seated in his vehicle, Jones observed his associates steal drugs, money, and other valuables from that same individual. Jones’ associates were armed with loaded firearms.  During the robbery, Jones’ associates shot the victim multiple times.  The victim died from his gunshot wounds.   


Upon seeing the victim shot, Jones fled the area in his vehicle.  Minutes later, Jones returned to the area, looked for his associates, found them, and transported them from the murder scene.


The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives investigated the case.

Updated January 5, 2022

Drug Trafficking