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Law Day results listed 1-31-13

January 31, 2013

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Several felony cases involving methamphetamine, some involving large quantities of the drug, were recently concluded in Circuit Court.

During the January 22 Law Day docket, Joshua Naylor,32, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to deliver and trafficking in the second degree, charges. Sedalia Police Officer Michael Elwood arrested the defendant February 19 and found 54 grams of methamphetamine in his possession. The defendant admitted he had been selling large quantities of the drug. The defendant was sentenced as a persistent drug offender, based on felony drug convictions in 2007 and 2010. He was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison without parole.

Also on January 22, Michael Lewis, 45, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. During a May 4 traffic stop, Sedalia Police Officer Michael Elwood found a baggie with methamphetamine residue in the defendant’s pocket. The defendant’s prior drug convictions in 2006 and 2010 made him a persistent drug offender. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison with placement in the prison’s Long Term (one year) Treatment Program.

On January 29, Dustin Tietge, 30, Sedalia, was sentenced to concurrent 12 year sentences on charges of possession with intent to deliver and trafficking in the second degree. During a stop for a municipal ordinance violation July 19, 2011, the defendant was found in possession of 88 grams of methamphetamine. He was found guilty at a trial conducted December 11, and sentenced as a prior drug offender.

Also on January 29, Jason Klein, 35, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine in connection with a February 23 arrest. Pettis County Sheriff’s Deputies found about 5 grams of methamphetamine in the defendant’s pocket as they investigated a vehicle parked in a field on McVey Road. The defendant was sentenced to 9 years in prison as a prior drug offender.

On January 30, Travis Lawson, 28, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance as a prior drug offender. On August 16, Sedalia Police Officer Kevin Klein found about 20 grams of methamphetamine in the defendant’s shoe. The defendant was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

–Submitted by Pettis County Prosecuting Attorney Jeff Mittelhauser

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