For Immediate Release
St. Louis Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking and Weapons Charges Resulting in Death
ST. LOUIS – Floyd Barber, 25, of St. Louis, Missouri, appeared before United States District Court Judge Ronnie L. White on today’s date and pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with an intent to distribute controlled substances, conspiracy to possess a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime resulting in death.
On October 3, 2017, Barber and others traveled in a vehicle to the 4700 block of Goodfellow Boulevard in St. Louis to buy controlled substances from an individual. After buying drugs from this individual and leaving the area, the defendant and his associates returned to the area to steal drugs, money, and other valuables from that same individual. Barber and one or more of his associates were armed with loaded firearms.
During the robbery, Barber and one or more of his accomplices shot the victim multiple times. The victim died from his gunshot wounds.
The judge has not set a sentencing date.
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case.