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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 26, 2018

Springfield Man Sentenced to 13 Years for Possessing Meth to Distribute

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Timothy A. Garrison, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Springfield, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.

Conrad Starks, 33, of Springfield, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 13 years in federal prison without parole.

On July 6, 2017, Starks pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.

Springfield police officers executed a search warrant at Starks’s residence on Jan. 2, 2016. A detective found three blue latex gloves under a loose wooden step in the front porch. Each glove contained methamphetamine, weighing a total of 393.3 grams. Investigators also found drug paraphernalia in the residence.

According to court documents, Starks continued dealing methamphetamine after the search of his residence until he was arrested on the federal indictment.

Starks has six prior convictions that involve the possession of controlled substances, three of which are for possession with the intent to distribute. Starks committed this crime while on probation with a 15-year suspended sentence from his 2013 conviction for possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

This case was prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Jody M. Larison. It was investigated by the Springfield, Mo., Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration.
 

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated February 26, 2018