Kennett man sentenced to 16 years in prison on drug, firearm charges

Kennett man sentenced to 16 years in prison on drug, firearm charges
On January 19 of 2018 he possessed methamphetamine and two firearms

KENNETT, MO (KFVS) - A Kennett, Missouri man will serve 200 months in the prison on three felony counts according to the United States Attorney’s Office.

Tyler J. Kennedy, 32, was sentenced on two felony counts of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and one felony count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Officials said his plea hearing took place on January 18. There he admitted that on January 19 of 2018 he possessed methamphetamine and two firearms which were found by officers during a search of his residence.

Officials said he also admitted that on June 25, 2017 he possessed methamphetamine and a firearm during a traffic stop.

This case was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Kennett Police Department, the Dunklin County Sheriff’s Office, the SEMO Drug Task Force, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Assistant United States Attorney Keith D. Sorrell handled the prosecution for the Government.

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