Wayne County man guilty of meth charge

WAYNE COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - A Wayne County, Missouri man was found guilty of felony possession of methamphetamine.

Dennis Ray Capps, 38, was found guilty of one felony count of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

United States District Judge Audrey Fleissig presided over the trial.

Capps was stopped by the Missouri State Highway Patrol near the Sam A. Baker State Park in Wayne County, Missouri on July 28, 2011.

Capps was arrested on an active warrant and a search of his car resulted in the discovery of six ounces of high grade methamphetamine concealed in the vehicle.

Capps admitted he had been selling methamphetamine by the ounce and that the drugs recovered was what remained of half a pound of methamphetamine Capps had received from his distributor.

Capps also indicated he had been dealing with the supplier for about a year, obtaining up to two pounds of methamphetamine at a time.

Capps now faces a sentence of not less than 10 years, nor more than life in prison and or a fine of not more than $4 million.

Sentencing has been set for October 15, 2012 in Cape Girardeau.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol, the SEMO Drug Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration investigated the case.  Special Assistant United States Attorney Tim J. Willis handled the prosecution for the Government.

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