A man who was accused of leading a large drug distribution organization in St. Louis has pleaded guilty to federal charges.

ST. LOUIS  — A man who was accused of leading a large drug distribution organization in St. Louis has pleaded guilty to federal charges.

The guilty plea for 44-year-old Guy Goolsby of St. Louis was announced Thursday. Goolsby admitted to conspiring to distribute large quantities of cocaine, heroin and fentanyl.

Thirteen others who were indicted along with Goolsby in May 2019 are awaiting trial. The U.S. Attorney's Office in St. Louis said law enforcement seized more than $2 million of drug payments and profits, jewelry and vehicles.

Federal investigators said the ring brought drugs from Houston and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to St. Louis, hidden in tractor trailers or in hidden compartments of other vehicles. Federal prosecutors said the drugs were unloaded at a home in north St. Louis County and distributed throughout the St. Louis region.

Goolsby could face up to life in prison at sentencing in October.