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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Eastern District of Missouri

For Immediate Release

November 15, 2013

Richard Callahan, United States Attorney

St. Charles Man Sentenced on Federal Drug & Weapons Charges

St. Louis, MO — Ehrick Preis was sentenced to 37 months in prison. On six occasions between December 2012 and March 2013, he distributed at total of 858 units of LSD to undercover law enforcement personnel in exchange for more than $6,000, in St. Charles County. During the transactions, Preis made statements indicating he knew the substance was intended for human consumption, including statements that the substance was "LSA, 2CI, and LSD," a "beefed up version of LSD." A subsequent search of Preis' residence following the sixth drug purchase revealed two improvised explosive devices (IEDs), pipe bomb type devices/destructive devices, which he admitted creating.

Ehrick Stefan Preis 26, St. Charles, MO pled guilty in August to one felony count of distribution of a controlled substance and one felony count of possession of an unregistered destructive device, and appeared today for sentencing before United States District Judge Carol E. Jackson.

This case was investigated by the St. Louis County Multi–Jurisdictional Drug Task Force, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant United States Attorney Michael Reilly handled the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.