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Felon pleads guilty to meth trafficking after probation officers find drugs during residence check

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A Kansas City woman has pleaded guilty in federal court to possessing a large amount of meth that was discovered when probation officers conducted a residence check.

Michelle L. Stevens, 47, pleaded guilty before a U.S. District judge to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, according to Timothy A. Garrison, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri.

Stevens was a federal felon on supervised release for a 2010 conviction for distributing methamphetamine when numerous U.S. Probation officers conducted a residence check on March 14, 2017.

As officers did a security sweep of her apartment, they noticed a door adjacent to the entry door. She claimed that the room was used for storage, but when officers opened the door they learned it was actually another apartment.

There, they discovered a large amount of contraband.

According to today’s plea agreement, officers seized 3.5 kilograms of methamphetamine that was stored in various places. The bulk of it was in a laundry bag in the corner of the living room, which also contained a plastic bag with about 55 grams of marijuana. They also found a loaded Browning .25-caliber handgun, $8,866, and several items of drug paraphernalia.

Stevens was placed under arrest.

Under federal statutes, Stevens is subject to a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in federal prison without parole, up to a sentence of life in federal prison without parole.

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