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NEWS RELEASE

OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY

WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI


BRADLEY J. SCHLOZMAN



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APRIL 10, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


THREE MEN SENTENCED FOR METH PRODUCTION


            KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Bradley J. Schlozman, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that three co-defendants were sentenced in federal court today for participating in a conspiracy to attempt to manufacture methamphetamine in Jackson County, Mo.


             Phillip A. Kisner, 33, address unknown, Dennis Kisner, 32, of Sedalia, Mo., and Dennis L. Gard, 52, of Independence, Mo., were sentenced in separate appearances before U.S. District Judge Ortrie D. Smith this morning. Phillip Kisner was sentenced to seven years in federal prison without parole. Dennis Kisner was sentenced to six years and six months in federal prison without parole. Gard was sentenced to five years in federal prison without parole.


             Each of the co-defendants pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to attempt to manufacture five grams or more of methamphetamine in Jackson County from June 1 to July 13, 2002.


            This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David DeTar Newbert. It was investigated by the Independence, Mo., Police Department.


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