(St. Louis) A Jefferson County man was sentenced to 7 and a half years to a federal prison by a judge this week.
32-year-old Shawn Tepen of Cedar Hill had plead guilty to possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.
Tepen was identified in May of 2019 as a suspect who was receiving a large number of suspected narcotics packages at his home on Golden Spring Court in Cedar Hill.
Investigators from the FBI and USPIS worked with members of the Jefferson County Drug Task Force who advised they also received information Tepen was distributing meth and other narcotics.
On September 3rd of 2019, investigators learned Tepen would be receiving a package containing meth.
On September 6th, investigators located a package addressed to Tepen’s home with a return address from Los Angeles and a fake name listed as the sender.
Investigators used a dog to sniff the package and the dog indicated a presence of narcotics.
After checking the package, police found 4 pounds and 7.8 ounces of meth.
On September 9th, an undercover postal investigator did a controlled delivery of the package to Tepen’s home.
Eventually, Tepen left his home, picked up the package and went back into his home.
Investigators, using an anticipatory search warrant, searched Tepen’s home and found a firearm with three magazines, 1,983 grams of meth and a large psychedelic mushroom grow lab in the basement.