Ste. Genevieve Man Sentenced On Federal Charges For Drug Trafficking

Jack Huck, 23, of Ste. Genevieve was sentenced to 89 months in prison for his role as a leader of a drug trafficking organization that distributed marijuana and laundered drug proceeds, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Missouri.

Jack Huck appeared February 11 before U.S. District Judge Henry E. Autrey.

According to court documents, between January 2016 and February 2018, Jack Huck and his co-defendants were part of a drug conspiracy to distribute marijuana. They then laundered the drug proceeds via MoneyGram. In order to avoid detection. Jack Huck and his co-defendants had the marijuana sent via U.S. Mail and other means to various addresses in the Eastern District of Missouri. Upon receipt, Jack Huck or his co-defendants would pick up the packages. Once distributed, they collected the drug proceeds and utilized MoneyGrams purchased at various outlets to send the drug proceeds to co-defendant Cedric Davis in California. The MoneyGrams were payment for previously shipped marijuana as well as for impending marijuana shipments.

Davis in November of 2019 was sentenced to 46 months in prison.

On August 8, 2017, Jack Huck orchestrated a robbery in which he recruited co-defendants Dakota McCain and Seth Ault, along with a minor, to commit a home invasion of an individual identified only as “A.R.,” who had refused to pay Jack Huck for marijuana. Wearing masks and armed with various blunt objects, the three individuals forcibly entered the residence of A.R. in Warrenton and attempted to recover the marijuana or cash. The robbery quickly ended when A.R.’s roommate arrived on scene with a firearm.

Jack Huck was indicted on four counts among the nine counts overall against him and his co-conspirators. Jack Huck was indicted on Count One, conspiracy to commit interstate commerce with the intent to carry on unlawful activity; Count Six, using a facility [Facebook] in interstate commerce with intent to commit a crime of violence or further an unlawful activity; Count Seven, transmitting via interstate commerce a threat to injure a person; and Count Nine, conspiring to commit a robbery.

Court documents say Jack Huck used Facebook to send a message to McCain about assaulting and robbing “A.R.”

McCain was sentenced to 32 months in prison; and Ault was sentenced to 36 months in prison.

Along with McCain, Ault and Davis, the following co-defendants were sentenced:

  • Cody Henderson, three years probation;
  • Joseph Hope, 96 months in prison;
  • Deven Huck, 48 months in prison;
  • Zach Hunter, three years probation;
  • Dakota Dustin Puckett, three years probation;
  • Collin Weber, three years probation;
  • Jacob Wolff, three years probation.

The Missouri Highway Patrol, the Ste. Genevieve Police Department, the Homeland Security Investigation, the Warrenton Sheriff’s Department, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and the Major Case Squad investigated this case.

(Information from releases from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Missouri and court documents.)

Leave a Comment