MONTY R. BARROWS, d/o/b 3-10-1963, of Forsyth, was sentenced to ten (10) years in prison on Thursday, April 7, 2016, in the Circuit Court of Taney County, for the class B felony of possession of controlled substance with intent to distribute. Judge Laura Johnson sentenced Barrows based upon a plea agreement between Barrows and the Taney County Prosecutor’s Office.
On February 22, 2015, Taney County Sheriff’s deputies conducted a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 160 near Davidson Road, in Kissee Mills. During a consent search of the vehicle, deputies found a black bag containing several grams of a white crystal substance and items of drug paraphernalia. Barrows was a passenger in the vehicle, but the driver identified the black bag as belonging to Barrows. The crystal substance was confirmed by chemical testing to be methamphetamine.
The class B felony of possession of controlled substance with intent to distribute carries a range of punishment of from five (5) years up to fifteen (15) years in the Missouri Department of Corrections.