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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Missouri

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Bourbon Man Sentenced for Meth Conspiracy

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Bourbon, Mo., man who was a federal fugitive for more than a year, was sentenced in federal court today for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

 

Lucas John Haslag, 31, of Bourbon, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 10 years in federal prison without parole.

 

On Jan. 21, 2016, Haslag pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine between June 19, 2014, and Nov. 21, 2015. Haslag admitted that he is responsible for the distribution of approximately five pounds (2.265 kilograms) of methamphetamine.

 

Haslag was indicted by a federal grand jury in Jefferson City in June 2014 after law enforcement officers conducted a car stop and found a pound of methamphetamine, a Derringer pistol and a drug ledger in the vehicle he was driving in Freeburg, Mo.

 

He was a fugitive from justice, but in October 2015 federal agents obtained information about Haslag’s actions and whereabouts. This investigation led to the execution of a search warrant at the Bourbon residence shared by Haslag on Nov. 9, 2015. Law enforcement officers discovered two pounds of methamphetamine, six rifles, a shotgun, three handguns and $22,661 in a safe in Haslag’s residence. Haslag was arrested on Nov. 23, 2015.

 

This case was prosecuted by Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael S. Oliver. It was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Jefferson City, Mo., Police Department, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the U.S. Marshal’s Service, MUSTANG  (the Mid-Missouri Unified Strike Team And Narcotics Group), the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group (LANEG) and the St. Charles County Regional Drug Task Force.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated July 5, 2016