For Immediate Release
Judge Sentences St. Louis County Man for Drug and Firearm Offenses
ST. LOUIS, MO – United States District Judge Catherine D. Perry sentenced Dajuan Hall, Jr. to 132 months in prison today. The 28-year-old Hazelwood, Missouri resident pleaded guilty to several drug and firearms offenses, along with being a felon in possession of a firearm.
On July 14, 2018, Hazelwood Police answered a call for ‘shots fired’ at Knollwood Apartments and learned someone left the area with an AK-47-type assault rifle. Police discovered a gunshot victim bleeding heavily from the chest. In searching the area for witnesses and other possible victims, police made contact with Hall, Jr., and another person who lived in one of the units.
Witnesses told police they heard an argument at the time of the shooting come from inside the unit. Hall was not cooperative, denied anyone else was in the unit and denied any knowledge of the shooting. Police detained Hall after confirming he had active warrants for his arrest. Lawful police searches of the unit revealed two people in a back room and various firearms, ammunition and drug evidence, including: two loaded pistols; three loaded assault rifles; a box of .48 caliber ammo; .38 caliber rounds; a .40 caliber 50-round capacity drum magazine; an extended magazine with 10 .45 caliber rounds and a box of .223 ammo (79 rounds); a revolver; a rifle; boxes of rifle ammunition; fentanyl; synthetic fentanyl; heroin; marijuana. Hall also possessed 264 capsules of Dormin, an ingredient used to “cut” controlled substances as well as other drug distribution paraphernalia and ten cellphones.
On August 23, 2018, investigators with St. Louis County Police Narcotics Unit and FBI agents executed another search warrant at Hall’s new residence in St. Louis County. Hall was present when police found a clear plastic bag containing an off-white powder, which Hall admitted was fentanyl that he was selling.
On September 6, 2018, an undercover detective bought fentanyl from a member of “Crew B.” The detective exchanged $60 with the drug seller in a vehicle driven by Hall. Police tried making an arrest, but Hall and the passenger ran. Police eventually took both into custody and searched the vehicle, which contained a pistol, drugs and phones.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Hazelwood Police Department, Major Case Squad and St. Louis County Police Department investigated this case. Assistant United States Attorney Paul D’Agrosa is handling the case.