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Penalties increase for poaching in the state of Missouri

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri legislature and governor have taken actions to increase penalties for those caught poaching Missouri game animals and other native wildlife species.  Missouri Governor Michael Parson signed HB260 into law July 11. Called the Poaching Bill, it significantly raises fines for those convicted of illegally taking Missouri […]

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Mexican national sentenced to 30 years for methamphetamine trafficking, illegally reentering the U.S.

A Mexican national was sentenced in federal court for attempting to sell about 15 pounds of methamphetamine to an undercover law enforcement officer after illegally reentering the United States. Javier Corona-Verduzco, 36, of Montclair, Calif., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 30 years in federal prison without parole. The court also […]

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Missouri business owner sentenced to 25-years for leading methamphetamine conspiracy

A Springfield, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for leading a conspiracy to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine. Christopher A. Jefferson, 46, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 25 years in federal prison without parole. Jefferson, who has two prior state convictions for distribution/delivery of a controlled substance, was sentenced […]

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Leader, enforcer sentenced for conspiracy to distribute almost 100 pounds of meth

The leader and the enforcer of a drug-trafficking organization that distributed more than 45 kilograms of methamphetamine in the Kansas City metropolitan area were sentenced in federal court. Jennifer Gladman-Carnall, 37, of Kansas City, Missouri, and Michael Keavney, 42, of Kearney, Missouri, were sentenced in separate appearances before U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark. Gladman-Carnall was […]