One of three people were arrested in March after Jefferson City police executed a narcotics search warrant has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
During a hearing before Cole County Presiding Judge Jon Beetem, Trevon White, 30, of Jefferson City, pleaded guilty to second-degree drug trafficking, receiving stolen property and unlawful possession of a firearm. Prosecutors did amend the drug trafficking charge down from first-degree drug trafficking.
Also charged in this case was Ashley Allen, 32, of Jefferson City, who is charged with one count of
second-degree drug trafficking, two counts of first-degree endangering the welfare of a child and one count of maintaining a public nuisance.
Members of the Jefferson City Police Department SWAT team assisted the Mustang Drug Task Force by executing a narcotics search warrant in the 3800 block of Candlelight Drive, according to a police report.
Officers reported they located a .45-caliber handgun that was previously stolen in Holts Summit. More than 10 ounces of methamphetamine were reportedly recovered throughout the apartment, with an estimated value of more than $6,000.
Two children in the residence were turned over to the Division of Family Services for protective custody.
White told police he had often given others methamphetamine at the direction of Allen in return for a place to reside, according to JCPD probable cause statements. Allen allegedly said she had told White to “hook up friends with methamphetamine” in the past.
In a bedroom, authorities found televisions being used for three surveillance cameras surrounding the apartment complex.
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