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Branson Man Sentenced to 216 Months in Federal Prison for Distribution of Fentanyl and/or Heroin

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Missouri

Springfield, Mo. – Brandon Michael Jones, 26, Branson, Missouri, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen Bough to 216 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to a single count of knowingly and intentionally transferring a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of fentanyl and/or heroin.  The charge was based upon the distribution of drugs by Jones on March 27, 2020, in Christian County, Missouri. 

In announcing the sentence today, Judge Bough referenced the fact that Jones had provided drugs on two separate occasions which resulted in the death of one individual and the serious physical injury of the second.  Both of these instances happened within days of each other in March 2020. 

This case is being prosecuted by Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney Randall Eggert. It was investigated by the Springfield Police Department and the Christian County Sherriff’s Department.

Updated July 20, 2023

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