Guilty Plea from St. Louis Man who Trafficked Fentanyl
ST. LOUIS – Deaunta Miller of St. Louis pleaded guilty today for the crime of knowingly and intentionally possessing fentanyl with the intent to distribute.
Agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration began an investigation into Deaunta Miller’s narcotics trafficking in June of 2020. During their investigation, agents conducted controlled purchases of narcotics from Miller and later obtained federal search warrants, which authorized them to search two residences in the St. Louis area.
Investigators executed the warrants on Dec. 2, 2020. During the execution of the search warrants, a large amount of fentanyl was seized along with cocaine and heroin. Investigators seized more than $60,000 as illegal drug proceeds, as well as a hydraulic press used in conjunction with the distribution of illegal narcotics.
Sentencing is set for Jan. 12, 2022. Miller is subject to imprisonment of not more than 20 years, a fine of not more than $1,000,000, or both such imprisonment and fine.
DEA investigated the case.