Metro-East News

Troy alderman and wife face felony drug charges in Missouri

Allen D. Dyer, a Troy alderman, and his wife, Stacy L. Dyer, each face a felony drug possession charge in Missouri and are scheduled for a pretrial hearing June 13 in St. Louis County Court in Clayton.

The Dyers were arrested on Sept. 9 by Maryland Heights, Mo., police on a charge of “possession of a controlled substance,” other than “35 grams or less of marijuana,” according to court records.

The charges were not filed until March, and the Dyers were released on bail after they were arrested. Details of their arrest and release were not available in the court record or from police.

Dyer, 55, and his wife, 52, did not respond to a request for comment left on a telephone answering machine. Their attorney, Michelle Funkenbusch of St. Louis, declined to comment except to say that she has advised her clients not to make any public statements.

Troy Mayor Al Adomite issued the following statement concerning Allen Dyer, who remains an active alderman on the City Council: “We are aware of the pending charge against Mr. Dyer. I understand that he is working to resolve the matter in St. Louis County Court. Our criminal justice system affords all citizens an opportunity to tell their side of the story and to have their day in court. I’m awaiting the outcome of the case to determine the future of Mr. Dyer’s representation of the citizens here in Troy.”

Dyer was elected to the Troy City Council in 2013. His current term expires in 2019. He is a member of the Administrative and Community Services Committee and the Public Works Committee.

The charges are a class C felony and carry a maximum penalty up to seven years in prison, but probation is possible.

George Pawlaczyk: 618-239-2625, @gapawlaczyk