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St. Louis Man Pleads Guilty to Drug and Gun Offenses

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Illinois

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. - Deandre Young, 42, of Saint Louis, Missouri, pled guilty to one count of 
aiding   and   abetting   co-defendant   Lamondra   Beckley’s   possession   with   intent   to   
distribute methamphetamine  and  one  count  of  possession  of  a  firearm  in  furtherance  of  a 
 drug  trafficking offense on Thursday, October 7 in federal court in East St. Louis, Illinois.
Young was charged for the offenses on April 6, 2021.   Young acknowledged that on March 11, 2021, 
he helped arrange the sale of approximately 114 grams of methamphetamine by his co-defendant 
Lamondra  Beckley  to  a  customer  at  a  gas  station  in  Fairview  Heights,  Illinois.    Young 
 was  in possession of a firearm when agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration arrested him.

Sentencing  is  scheduled  on  February  9,  2022.    Under  federal  law,  Young  faces  a  
mandatory minimum of 5 years imprisonment for these offenses.

This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak is prosecuting the case.

Updated October 8, 2021