Kentucky man sentenced to 16 years for Meth Trafficking in Jasper County

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Louisville, Kentucky man was sentenced in federal court today for possessing more than two kilograms of methamphetamine hidden in a rental vehicle after he was stopped on Interstate 44 in Jasper County, Mo.

On Feb. 14, 2022, Young was found guilty of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute following a one-day bench trial that was held on Feb. 9, 2022.

Today, U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool sentenced Quennel A. Young, 31, to 16 years and eight months in federal prison without parole.

While searching Harpools trunk, officers noticed sheet metal that was out of place and found the contraband beneath the metal.

The search resulted in the seizure of two duct-taped bundles that contained approximately 2.2 pounds of methamphetamine.

According to court documents, Young has a prior felony conviction for second-degree manslaughter after he and three others attacked the victim, causing the victim to suffer severe head injuries.

The case was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Joplin, Mo., Police Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.


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