SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(04/19/2017) John P. Morris, as 44, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool on Tuesday, April 18,2017, to 16 years and eight months in federal prison without parole.
Morris pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Greene County, Mo., from January 9, 2013 to January 15, 2015.
A search warrant for Morris's residence was executed by law enforcement on January 15, 2015, where Morris was detained that same day. Inside the shed at the residence, law enforcement officers found 275.6 grams of pure methamphetamine in an ammunition case next to the bed. Officers also seized $8,664 from Morris plus $125 that was found underneath the ammunition case. Officers also found a digital scale covered in residue on a wooden stool by the bed.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nhan D. Nguyen, as well as investigated by the Springfield, Mo. Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.