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Jefferson County Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Methamphetamine Charge

(St. Louis) A Jefferson County man pleaded guilty this week to federal methamphetamine charges.

55-year-old Tracy Douglas Hyden says he’s guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute meth and one count of possession with the intent to distribute more than 50 grams of meth.

According to the U.S. attorney’s office in 2018 and 2019, investigators discovered that meth distributors operating in and around Jefferson County, including Hyden and several of his co-defendants, were traveling to St. Louis to obtain large quantities of crystal meth for redistribution in Jefferson County and elsewhere.

In August of 2019, the DEA conducting surveillance observed Hyden meeting with a co-defendant who was supplying meth near the Central West End in St. Louis.

Following a transaction that occurred near a stash-house utilized by co-conspirators near the 4100 block of Westminster, investigators stopped Hyden and ultimately located 110 grams of crystal meth in his vehicle.

Hyden will be sentenced April 15th.

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