Jefferson County Woman Sentenced to Almost a Decade in Federal Prison

(St. Louis) A Jefferson County woman will be spending a lengthy amount of time in a federal prison.

44-year-old Kietra Studdard of Fenton appeared in U.S. District Court on Monday. She pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a little more than 9 and a half years in prison for possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of pseudoephedrine with the intent to manufacture meth and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Studdard was previously indicted by a federal grand jury on September 3rd of 2020.

According to the plea agreement, on May 22nd of 2019, officers with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department were surveilling a known drug house when Studdard arrived in a blue Buick LeSabre.

She retrieved several items from the residence and put them in her vehicle.

When Studdard left, the officers followed her, eventually stopping her for a series of traffic violations.

When contacted by deputies, Studdard admitted to having a pistol in her purse.

She was then arrested after it was determined she was in possession of methamphetamine.

A search of her vehicle revealed numerous boxes of pseudoephedrine tablets that Studdard admitted would be used to cook meth.

Having a previous felony conviction, Studdard is prohibited by law from possessing a weapon.