An 18-year-old East St. Louis, Ill., man is facing 25 years in prison for selling drugs near Davenport’s Monroe Elementary School in early March.

Dyon Armongelo Thomas, of 1520 N. 45th St, East St. Louis, is charged with one count of felony distributing a drug within 1,000 feet of a school. 

Thomas also is charged with felony possession with intent to deliver marijuana.

According to the arrest affidavit filed by Davenport Police Detective Bill Thomas, Thomas sold marijuana to a 14-year-old male in the parking lot of the Sugar Shack, 1939 W. Fourth St, at 11:30 p.m. March 4.

The Sugar Shack describes itself as a "convenience store and Christian ministry to the local community" on its Facebook page. 

The Sugar Shack is located directly across the street from and within 1,000 feet of Monroe Elementary School, 1926 W. Fourth St. The delivery was captured on video from a nearby business. 

Thomas was arrested Wednesday and was being held Thursday in the Scott County Jail on $50,000 bond.

Thomas Geyer writes for the Quad City Times, another Lee Enterprises newspaper. Reach him at tgeyer@qctimes.com

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