Branson Man Sentenced for Possession with Intent

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by Sam Clanton

 

FORSYTH, Mo. – A Branson man is sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver and unlawful possession of a firearm.

The charges against 26-year-old Robert Fugate stem from a traffic stop on October 12th, 2017. After learning that Fugate had an active warrant for his arrest, Branson Police took him into custody and found a handgun in his waistband, and more than three grams of meth in his pocket, according to Prosecutor Jeff Merrell.

Officers also seized a set of scales and a supply of plastic baggies.

Fugate had previous convictions for theft and unlawful use of a weapon, and was restricted from possessing a firearm.

Possession of meth with intent to deliver carries a potential maximum sentence of 10 year in prison. Unlawful possession of a firearm carries a maximum sentence of seven years in prison, and/or a fine of up to 10-thousand dollars.