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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Missouri

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Two Sentenced for Heroin, Fentanyl and Firearm Charges

            St. Louis, MO – James Earl Paulette, 37, of Saint Louis County, was sentenced to five years imprisonment today for charges related to heroin and fentanyl distribution and illegal firearm possession.  Paulette appeared before U.S. District Judge Henry Autrey.  Co-defendant Terrell Lee Davis, 33, of Saint Louis County, was previously sentenced to five years imprisonment on similar charges. 

            According to court documents, between August 16 and 28, 2017, Paulette and Davis repeatedly sold over 60 capsules of heroin in Saint Louis County, Missouri.  On August 28, 2017, Davis was arrested after distributing heroin.  At the time of arrest, Davis possessed a loaded pistol, ammunition, and additional controlled substances including heroin, fentanyl, marijuana and methamphetamine.

            That same day, a search warrant was executed at Paulette's residence in St. Louis County, Missouri.  Multiple firearms and controlled substances were recovered including fentanyl, heroin and methamphetamine.

            This case was investigated by the St. Louis County Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  Assistant United States Attorney Sara Koppenaal is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney's Office.

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Updated March 5, 2019