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NEWS RELEASE

OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY

WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI


JOHN F. WOOD


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NOVEMBER 8, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


STONE COUNTY MAN SENTENCED

FOR METH CONSPIRACY


            SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – John F. Wood, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Stone County, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for participating in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Greene, Stone and Taney counties.


            Daniel Patrick Hogan, 48, of Stone County, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner this morning to 15 years and eight months in federal prison without parole.


            Hogan was convicted at trial of participating in a conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine from June of 2003, to October of 2004. Hogan was also found guilty of possessing with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine on Oct. 17, 2004, and of distributing methamphetamine on Oct. 17, 2004.


            Hogan traveled to California on a regular basis to purchase methamphetamine, which he sold to several local dealers for redistribution in southwest Missouri. Hogan either delivered the methamphetamine from California himself or shipped it back to Missouri via UPS.


            Hogan is the sixth and final co-defendant to be sentenced on charges contained in a Nov. 18, 2004, federal indictment.


            Co-defendants Kelly R. Flow, 27, and Lisa R. Miller, 40, both of Rockaway Beach, Mo., April D. Abbott, 39, of Hollister, Mo., and Tracy L. Morrison, 38, address unknown, were sentenced on March 15, 2006. Flow was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison without parole. Miller was sentenced to eight years and four months in federal prison without parole. Abbott was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison without parole. Morrison was sentenced to 12 years and seven months in federal prison without parole.


            Flow, who pleaded guilty on July 13, 2005, admitted that she received crystal meth from a co-conspirator and distributed it in the Branson, Mo., area. Flow also admitted that the amount of methamphetamine, including her relevant conduct, was more than 500 grams but less than 1.5 kilograms.


            Miller, who pleaded guilty on July 14, 2005, admitted that she received crystal meth from a co-conspirator, then redistributed it to others.


            Abbott, who pleaded guilty on July 12, 2005, admitted that she received crystal meth from Miller and another co-conspirator and distributed it in the Branson area.


            Morrison pleaded guilty on Oct. 19, 2005, to his role in the methamphetamine conspiracy.


            Philip D. Myers, 35, address unknown, was sentenced on March 30, 2007, to two years in federal prison without parole after pleading guilty to his role in the conspiracy on July 15, 2005. During Myers’ participation in the conspiracy, approximately 130.8 grams of pure methamphetamine was seized. Myers admitted that he received methamphetamine via commercial mail and agreed to redistribute it in southwest Missouri.


            This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Gary K. Milligan II. It was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and COMET (the Combined Ozarks Multi-jurisdictional Enforcement Team).


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