St. Louis man pleads guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and possessing with the intent to distribute methamphetamine | USAO-EDMO

ST. LOUIS, MO – United States District Judge Henry E. Autrey accepted a plea, today, from Richard Enloe, Jr. The 39-year-old St. Louis, Missouri resident pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and possessing with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

On September 1, 2019, St. Louis County Police responded to a 911 call regarding a possible drug overdose at a gas station on Butler Hill Road. An officer arrived and found Enloe, Jr. and a woman asleep inside a running vehicle at a gas pump. The officer also noticed drug paraphernalia and controlled substances on the vehicle’s console.

After the officer knocked on the window, Enloe, Jr. and the woman woke up. The officer searched the vehicle and found three pistols, 223 grams of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, a scale, and multiple plastic bags. Enloe, Jr. admitted possessing the firearms and intending to distribute the drugs.  

The charge of possession with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine carries a maximum penalty of no more than 40 years of imprisonment and a fine of no more than $5,000,000. The charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm carries a maximum penalty of ten years and a fine of no more than $250,000.

Judge Autrey has set sentencing for January 20, 2021.          

The St. Louis County Police Department investigated this case. Special Assistant United States Attorney (SAUSA) Jen Szczucinski is handling the case as part of the Safer Streets Initiative, which was launched by Attorney General Schmitt and U.S. Attorney Jeff Jensen in January of 2019 as an unprecedented state and federal partnership to prosecute violent crime in St. Louis.

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