DAREN RADNY, d/o/b 5-04-1988, of Branson, pleaded guilty and was sentenced for the class B felony of possession of controlled substances with intent to distribute on Thursday, October 3, 2013, in the Circuit Court of Taney County. Circuit Court Judge Mark Orr sentenced Radny to twelve (12) years in the Missouri Department of Corrections, pursuant to a plea agreement with the State.

On April 16, 2013, Branson Police arrived at a convenience store on Main Street after receiving complaints of someone apparently completing drug transactions in the parking lot. Officers investigated the activity and arrested Radny who was found in possession of multiple clear plastic baggies that contained methamphetamine. Radny attempted to give Branson Police a false identity, because he was on felony probation from the Taney County Circuit Court at the time of his arrest.

Possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute is a class B felony, and carries a range of punishment from five (5) years up to fifteen (15) years in prison. Radny was charged by the Taney County Prosecutor’s Office as a prior and a persistent felony offender, due to his prior convictions for manufacturing a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to manufacture a controlled substance.