The U.S. Attorney's office in St. Louis yesterday announced the indictment of nineteen people charged on drugs, weapons and money laundering counts.
According to authorities, the accused were part of a drug-dealing enterprise operating out of the Penrose Neighborhood in north St. Louis that funneled hundreds of kilos of marijuana and crack cocaine into the region.
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The group had been under DEA and St. Louis police surveillance since the summer of 2009. Those indicted were:
Eric Reedus, 38, Milan Street, St. Louis, MO;
Maurice Williams, 36, Liberty Street, St. Louis, MO;
William Gholson, 31, Rozier Street, St. Louis, MO;
Kendrick Moody, 39, 39, Webshire Street, St. Louis, MO;
Terrance Dunning, 35, Bugle Hill, Florissant, MO;
Selassie Gresham, 32, Fox Trail Drive, St. Charles, MO;
Freddie James, 39, Blackbirch Drive, Chesterfield, MO;
Wayman Simms, 56, St. Louis Avenue, St. Louis, MO;
Jeremiah Taylor, 26, Salisbury Street, St. Louis, MO;
Randy Hendrix, 32, Walton Street, St. Louis, MO;
Gauntlett McCarter, 36, Claxton Street, St. Louis, MO;
Jarin Robinson, 40, 22nd Street, St. Louis, MO;
Anthony Martin, 42, Connecticut, Florissant, MO;
Y'Keta Canada, 29, Windmill Lane, Jefferson City, MO;
Andrew Smith, 32, Circle Drive, St. Charles, MO;
Kevin Cowper, Kingshighway, St. Louis, MO;
Randi Johnson, 24, Colonial Drive, Woodriver, IL;
Bernard West 33, Cherokee Street, St. Louis, MO; and
Michael Lawson, 32, North 20th Street, St. Louis, MO.
If convicted, the defendants face penalties ranging from from five years to life in prison.