DOUGLAS E. OWINGS, d/o/b 8-09-1966, of Rockaway Beach, Missouri, pleaded guilty Thursday, April 16, 2015, to the class B felony of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, in the Circuit Court of Taney County. Circuit Court Judge Laura Johnson sentenced Owings to fifteen (15) years in prison, pursuant to a plea agreement Owings made with the Taney County Prosecutor’s Office.

Owings was already on felony probation for drug crimes when the Taney County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at his home in Rockaway Beach, on January 27, 2015. Several grams of methamphetamine were discovered in Owings’ possession, and he admitted to officers that the drugs were his.

The class B felony of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute carries a maximum penalty of fifteen (15) years in the Missouri Department of Corrections. Two (2) other counts against Owings were dismissed as part of his plea agreement.