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NEWS RELEASE

OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY

WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI


BRADLEY J. SCHLOZMAN



Contact Don Ledford, Public Affairs ● (816) 426-4220 ● 400 East Ninth Street, Room 5510 ● Kansas City, MO 64106

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APRIL 2, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


OSAGE BEACH BUSINESS OWNER SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS

FOR DISTRIBUTING METH


            KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Bradley J. Schlozman, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that an Osage Beach, Mo., business owner has been sentenced in federal court for distributing methamphetamine.


             Brady Ray Long, 46, of Osage Beach, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Nanette K. Laughrey on Thursday, March 29, 2007, to 20 years and six months in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered Long to forfeit to the government $9,051 that was seized by federal law enforcement officers at Long’s arrest as the proceeds of illegal drug trafficking. Long was the owner of Peoples Brokers in Lake Ozark.


             On Aug. 29, 2006, Long pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine and to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.


             Co-defendant Vickie Lynn Munroe, 39, of Springfield, Mo., was sentenced on Sept. 8, 2006, to four years in federal prison without parole after pleading guilty to her role in the conspiracy.


             Co-defendant Peggy Lynn Albers, 37, of Lake Ozark, Mo., pleaded guilty on Aug. 24, 2006, to her role in the conspiracy and is scheduled to be sentenced on April 26, 2007.


            This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lawrence E. Miller. It was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the North Central Regional Laboratory, the Mid-Missouri Drug Task Force, the Lake Ozark, Mo., Police Department, the Miller County, Mo., Sheriff’s Department, the Osage Beach, Mo., Police Department, the Eldon, Mo., Police Department and the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group.


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