St. Francois County Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Methamphetamine Felony

(St. Louis) A St. Francois County man admitted to possessing and selling methamphetamine on Wednesday in federal court.

53-year-old Charles J. Crawford of Farmington pleaded guilty in front of U.S. District Judge Ronnie White to distributing and possessing with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

A news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office says back on September 5th, 2019, Crawford sold about an ounce of nearly pure methamphetamine to a confidential informant working with the Missouri State Highway Patrol for $250.

Officers then observed multiple vehicles coming and going from Crawford’s home, indicating drug sales were occurring.

A subsequent court-approved search of Crawford’s home early the next morning found nearly three more ounces of meth, drug paraphernalia and two firearms.

His charge carries a mandatory minimum prison term of five years in light of the significant quantity of meth involved.

Both sides have agreed to recommend 100 months about 8.3 years in federal prison when Crawford is sentenced.