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Drug ‘enforcer’ gets life sentence for federal crimes

January 24, 2019

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 55-year-old St. Louis man who worked as an “enforcer” for a drug trafficking organization has been sentenced to life in prison.

Donald Stewart was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court. He was found guilty in May of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and two counts of possession of a firearm with death resulting as part of a drug trafficking crime.

The U.S. attorney’s office says Stewart’s home served as a heroin distribution hub, was used to store weapons, and was the site where the organization planned killings and other acts of violence against members of a rival organization. Prosecutors say Stewart also dealt heroin on the street.