A 38-year-old Warrensburg woman was sentenced in federal court on Wednesday, October 10, for her role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
According to a post on the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook page, Davita Ann Kelly was sentenced to 18 years and nine months in federal prison without parole.
On Dec. 27, 2017, Kelly pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine from August 2014 to March 2016. Kelly admitted that she sold methamphetamine to a confidential informant and an undercover officer on eight occasions in 2015 and to an undercover officer on two more occasions in January 2016.
The investigation began after law-enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Kelly’s residence on August 29, 2014, and seized methamphetamine, hydromorphone pills, marijuana, heroin and drug paraphernalia. Warrensburg police officers also executed a search warrant at a storage facility rented by Kelly on March 31, 2016, and seized several firearms.
Co-defendant 33-year-old Matthew Waylon Newman, of Warrensburg, was sentenced to 17 years and seven months in federal prison without parole after he pleaded guilty to his role in the drug-trafficking conspiracy and to possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime on May 31, 2018. Co-defendant 39-year-old Stacy A. Lyman, of Warrensburg, also has pleaded guilty to his role in the drug-trafficking conspiracy and to being a felon in possession of a firearm and awaits sentencing.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alison D. Dunning. It was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department and the Warrensburg Police Department.