ST. LOUIS - One of the leaders of a notorious murderous drug organizations in St. Louis will spend the next two decades in prison.
Maurice Herbert Lee II, 35, has been sentenced 20 years in federal prison Thursday afternoon for his role in a drug organization along with offering bounties for the murder of rival gang members and drug dealers.
Lee II obtained bulk fentanyl and crystal methamphetamine from Arizona and supplied it to his co-conspirators, who sold over 20,000 doses per week at the height of the conspiracy.
Lee II pleaded guilty in May to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute fentanyl, one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and two counts of conspiracy to possess a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.
Along with the plea, he also admitted to offering and paying the bounty of between $5,000 and $15,000 for the killing of two different men: Alexander Nodel and Kevin Davis Jr.
Lee was among 17 defendants who were charged in the case. All 17 have pleaded guilty.