A 40-year old man from Warrensburg was recently sentenced in federal court for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says Stacy A. Lyman, of Warrensburg, was sentenced to 17 years and one month in federal prison without parole. Lyman was sentenced as an armed career criminal due to his prior felony convictions.

On June 8, 2018, Lyman reportedly pleaded guilty to his role in the drug-trafficking conspiracy and to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Lyman admitted that he participated in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine that lasted approximately from August 2014 to March 2016.

Co-defendant, 39-year old Davita Ann Kelly, of Warrensburg, was sentenced on Oct. 9, 2018, to 18 years and nine months in federal prison without parole. Along with co-defendant, 34-year old Matthew Waylon Newman, also of Warrensburg, who was sentenced on May 31, 2018, to 17 years and seven months in federal prison without parole.

According to court documents, Lyman was Kelly’s source for methamphetamine. Kelly then distributed methamphetamine to others, including an undercover law enforcement officer. Lyman reportedly distributed approximately 373 grams of methamphetamine between December 7, 2015, and January 19, 2016.

The investigation began after law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Kelly’s residence and seized methamphetamine, hydromorphone pills, marijuana, heroin and drug paraphernalia.

Warrensburg Police also executed a search warrant at a storage facility, rented by Kelly, and seized several firearms, including a .38-caliber revolver, a 9mm pistol and two .22-caliber rifles.

On April 29, 2016, officers executed a search warrant at Lyman’s residence and seized an H. Koon, Inc., .410-gauge shotgun and 21.61 grams of methamphetamine hidden in a can in his bedroom, along with $7,000 that was found inside the pocket of a coat in Lyman’s Pontiac G6.

Lyman has previously been convicted of 6 felony drug offenses and two misdemeanor drug-related offenses in four separate cases. He also has a prior felony conviction for burglary and a misdemeanor conviction for disorderly conduct.

Each time he was on supervision for a felony offense, his probation/parole was revoked as a result, in part, of the commission of a new felony offense. In each instance, he had multiple supervision violations (and, in all but one case, multiple conduct violations while in custody), according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.