☷St Louis County Man Admits Drug Gun Charge
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ( By Press Release office)
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ST . LOUIS –A man from St . Louis County , Missouri on Thursday admitted involvement in a gun deal that turned into a police chase after a shooting . Michael Joseph Monroe , 25 , pleaded guilty in front of U . S . District Judge Matthew T . Schelp to one felony count of conspiracy to possess a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking . On Aug . 21 , 2019 , during a joint investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol , Tobacco , Firearms and Explosives and the St . Louis County Police Department , Monroe sold a 9mm pistol for $325 to someone near a market in Dellwood . Treyvon Perry , 20 , of St . Louis , was in the passenger seat of the car , a black Audi A6 with heavily tinted windows and an Illinois temporary license tag . He was armed . Investigators then learned that shortly before the gun deal , the passenger of a black Audi A6 matching the description of Monroe’s car fired multiple shots at another car on westbound Highway I - 270 near Old Halls Ferry Road . The shooting victim’s vehicle was hit six times , including three times directly underneath the left driver’s side door . Police soon located the Audi again , and Monroe fled , reaching speeds in excess of 100 mph in a chase that lasted about 12 miles before he crashed . During the chase , Monroe forced a marked police vehicle off the road . Police found fentanyl , cocaine base , oxycodone and a mixture of other drugs in the car , as well as a single bullet . Perry pleaded guilty in July to the same charge as Monroe . He is scheduled to be sentenced October 27 . Monroe is scheduled to be sentenced December 20 . The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol , Tobacco , Firearms and Explosives and the St . Louis County Police Department . Assistant U . S . Attorney Paul D’Agrosa prosecuted the case . Kansas City Field Division
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