St. Louis man convicted of dispensing lethal dose of fentanyl

ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis man who sold a dose of fentanyl to a Florissant man who later overdosed and died was convicted Tuesday.

Prosecutors with the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Missouri said Markquis Bryant pleaded guilty in March to knowingly and intentionally distributing a controlled substance causing death.

On March 7, 2020, members of the Florissant Police Department responded to a home to investigate an overdose. The victim’s father found his son dead early this morning.

Investigators determined that the overdose victim had purchased fentanyl from Bryant the night before.

St. Louis man convicted of dispensing lethal dose of fentanyl

On March 26, 2020, DEA investigators, along with St. Louis Police and Florissant, went to Bryant’s home in the Mark Twain neighborhood of St. Louis City with a search warrant.

They seized five firearms, including a Glock .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol, a Sig Sauer .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol, a Rohm GMBH .22 Magnum caliber revolver, a Mossberg International .22 LR caliber firearm and an Intratec AB-10 .9mm caliber firearm and an extended magazine. Authorities also seized large quantities of heroin, fentanyl, crack cocaine and various paraphernalia consistent with drug sales.

A US District Court judge sentenced Markquis Bryant to 17 years in prison.

https://fox2now.com/news/missouri/st-louis-man-sentenced-for-distributing-fatal-fentanyl-dose/ St. Louis man convicted of dispensing lethal dose of fentanyl

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