by Sam Clanton
FORSYTH, Mo. – A man from Forsyth is sentenced to 10 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.
Judge Laura Johnson sentenced 53-year-old Monty Barrows based on a plea agreement he entered into with the Taney County Prosecutor’s Office.
Prosecutor Jeff Merrell says Barrows was arrested February 22nd, 2015 following a consent search of a vehicle during a traffic stop on Highway 160 in Kissee Mills. Merrell says deputies found a bag belonging to Barrows containing several grams of a white crystal substance, later confirmed by chemical testing to be meth.
The class B felony of possession with intent carries a range of punishment from 5 to 15 years in prison.