Taney County Prosecuting Attorney, Jeffrey M. Merrell announced today that SAMUEL STEPHENSON, dob: 10/04/60, of Rockaway Beach, Missouri was sentenced on Thursday, June 12, 2008 by Taney County Circuit Judge Mark Orr to four (4) years in the Missouri Department of Corrections for the class C felony of possession of methamphetamine. Stephenson was found guilty of the offense by a jury of his peers on March 3, 2008.
While awaiting sentencing in the above case, Mr. Stephenson was found with methamphetamine in his possession in Rockaway Beach, Missouri. Mr. Stephenson was charged with a class C felony of possession of methamphetamine and plead guilty to the charges on June 12, 2008. Mr. Stephenson was sentenced to four (4) years in the Missouri Department of Corrections, to run concurrently with the sentence in his prior drug possession case.