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From career criminal to accused cop killer: The long rap sheet of Bonette Meeks

According to court records, his documented criminal career began back in 2009 when he was just 16 years old.

We have new information on the man charged with murdering North County Co-Op Officer Michael Langsdorf.

Monday St Louis County prosecutor Wesley Bell charged Bonette Meeks, 26, with first-degree murder, armed criminal action, check fraud and resisting arrest.

The 5 On Your Side I-Team has learned Meeks extensive criminal history begins in North Carolina.

"It's an extensive, extensive criminal history and violent," said Major Ron Martin, with the North County Co-Op.

According to court records, Meeks documented criminal career began back in 2009.

Then just 16, Meeks was charged with possession with intent to sell marijuana. He was sentenced to less than five months in prison.

In 2010- court records show he was back on police radar for more drug charges. This time he was sentenced to probation.

By 2013, he was charged with possessing and selling cocaine. It's a charge he would face numerous times over the next four years. He also racked up a DWI.

He eventually served just under two years in prison.

Police said he relocated to St Louis this past January.

They are now trying to figure out how Meeks, a felon, got the gun used in Sunday's shooting

"It was not reported stolen, but doing investigated queries to see where that weapon came from," said Martin.

Meeks still has pending drug charges and a court date in Wake County, North Carolina.

Investigators said Meeks made a full confession after being arrested Sunday.

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