WEBSTER GROVES, Mo. – A 34-year-old Webster Groves man was convicted Tuesday of his role as the head of a crack cocaine distribution ring.
Marcus Beasley is one of four men charged with drug trafficking. All four men pleaded guilty under a 25-count indictment to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine.
Beasley and his colleagues were active in Webster Groves and parts of St. Louis and the City of St. Louis.
Under the plea agreement, detectives from the St. Louis received information in 2016 that Beasley was selling crack cocaine in the area. The county sheriff, the Webster Groves Police Department and the FBI have launched a joint investigation into the drug ring.
During the course of the investigation, authorities observed or tracked 21 cocaine sales involving Beasley or carried out at his direction.
Beasley and his accomplices were eventually arrested and charged.
Beasley’s role as manager and supervisor of the organization was revealed during the sentencing hearing. He was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.
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