Thursday, February 29, 2024

Carl Junction man sentenced to 12 years on meth, weapons charges

During a sentencing hearing this afternoon in U. S. District Court in Springfield, a Carl Junction man was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Chet Edwin Mercer, 34, was sentenced to seven years on a methamphetamine possession charge and five years on a illegal firearm possesson charge with the sentences to run consecutively. Following his sentence, Mercer will be on supervised probation for five years.

A charge of illegal interstate transport of firearms was dismissed.

Mercer's arrest came following a 2021 investigation by the Ozarks Drug Enforcement Team.

More details can be found at the link below.

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