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Franklin County Man Pleads Guilty on Drug and Firearm Charges

(ST. Louis, MO) A Franklin County man pleaded guilty to being involved with dealing methamphetamine in the St Louis Metro and Franklin and Jefferson Counties.

Joshua Spencer, 30, pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Police caught Spencer and his partner in crime Reanna Campbell selling crystal meth in a series of controlled buys conducted by the authorities.

During the investigation, the two were also involved in a car crash while running from the police. They wrecked a car near the I-44 entrance ramp at South Elm in Webster. The two then fled the scene of the crash on foot. Police found multiple guns, ammunition, knives and other drug paraphernalia at the crash site.

The U.S. Marshall Service apprehended Spencer after a federal indictment was issued. They found more drugs and another firearm on him.

According to a press release from the United States Attorney’s office Eastern District of Missouri,  Spencer faces a minimum of 10 years to life in prison along with a possible fine up to 10-million dollars for the distribution charge. The firearm charge could put Spencer behind bars for, up to, another 10 years with a fine of up to $250,000.

The sentencing date is set for June 10th.

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