October 18, 2021

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Choose sentences Springfield female for meth conspiracy

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – A choose sentenced a Springfield lady in federal court for her role in a conspiracy to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine.

Cassidy R. Clayton, 25, was sentenced by U.S. District Choose M. Douglas Harpool to 15 yrs in federal prison devoid of parole.

On Oct. 31, 2019, Clayton pleaded responsible to collaborating in the drug-trafficking conspiracy from Nov. 22, 2016, to Sept. 26, 2018. Clayton also pleaded responsible to participating in a money-laundering conspiracy.

Clayton admitted she obtained methamphetamine instantly from co-defendant Cheyenne W. Conn, 45, of Everton, Mo. Conn transported close to 10 lbs . of methamphetamine for every 7 days by vehicle from California to the Springfield space. He then dispersed the methamphetamine to other dealers in the conspiracy, together with Clayton, who in turn distributed methamphetamine to other sellers.

Clayton admitted that she acquired methamphetamine on 10 instances.  On 3 of those occasions, she been given a quarter pound, and the other situations, she been given considerably less than 4 ounces. Clayton was arrested when she arrived at the location where regulation enforcement officers have been executing a search warrant on Sept. 22, 2017. Inside of Clayton’s purse, officers found .25 grams of methamphetamine inside a plastic bag, a glass methamphetamine pipe, 3 syringes loaded with an off-white liquid, and a loaded Kahr .40-caliber semi-computerized pistol.

Clayton is the fourth defendant to be sentenced in this case. Jeremy A. Ingram, 42, Laurie B. Holmes, 39, and Lonnie J. Tinker, 36, all of Springfield, were sentenced on Aug. 5, 2021. Ingram was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison without the need of parole. Holmes was sentenced to 15 a long time in federal jail without the need of parole. Tinker was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison without having parole.

Conn is among the 9 defendants who have pleaded guilty in this situation and await sentencing: Larry E Stapp, 42, Tresha R. Ahart, 31, and Megan L McNary, 27, all of Springfield Ginger L. Huerta, also acknowledged as Ginger L. Gray, 41, of Midway, Mo. Lloyd R. Bradley, 44, of Fordland, Mo. Shelby R. Maupin, 32, of Ozark, Mo. and Summerlee M. Barnett, also recognized as Summerlee M. Lacount, 35, of Salem, Mo.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jessica R. Sarff. It was investigated by IRS-Criminal Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Springfield, Mo., Police Division, the Greene County, Mo., Sheriff’s Department, the Dade County, Missouri, Sheriff’s Division, and the Oldham County, Texas, Sheriff’s Office.

Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Endeavor Drive

This circumstance is element of an Structured Crime Drug Enforcement Activity Forces (OCDETF) operation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the greatest-degree prison businesses that threaten the United States working with a prosecutor-led, intelligence-pushed, multi-agency method. Added information about the OCDETF Method can be observed at https://www.justice.gov/OCDETF.

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