For Immediate Release
St. Louis Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison on Drug/Gun Charge
ST. LOUIS –U.S. District Judge Matthew T. Schelp on Thursday sentenced a St. Louis man who was involved in a gun deal that turned into a police chase to five years in prison.
Treyvon Perry, 20, pleaded guilty in July to one count of conspiracy to possess and discharge a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.
On August 21, 2019 agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives watched as Perry’s co-defendant, Michael Joseph Monroe, 25, sold a 9mm pistol for $325 to someone near the Dellwood Market. Perry was in the passenger seat of the car, a black Audi A6 with heavily tinted windows and an Illinois temporary license tag.
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. The victim was not injured.
Police located the Audi, and Monroe fled, reaching speeds in excess of 100 mph in a chase that lasted about 12 miles before he crashed.
Police found fentanyl in the possession of Perry and fentanyl, cocaine base, oxycodone and a mixture of other drugs in the car, as well as a single bullet.
Perry admitted conspiring with Monroe to possess and discharge a firearm in furtherance of the drug trafficking crime, possession with intent to distribute fentanyl.
Monroe, 25, pleaded guilty in September to one count of conspiracy to possess a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. He 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.