Missouri woman sentenced for leading large meth operation

Methamphetamine also known as crystal meth

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A southwest Missouri woman has been sentenced to more than 21 years in prison without parole for leading a conspiracy to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine.

Federal prosecutors say 39-year-old Kenna Harmon was sentenced Tuesday.

She pleaded guilty in March 2016 to being a leader, along with her husband, in drug-trafficking and money-laundering conspiracies. Prosecutors say the conspirators distributed more than 45 kilograms of methamphetamine in southwest Missouri between June 2013 and November 2014.

Investigators say the Harmons received the drug from sources in Kansas City and St. Louis and Oklahoma.

Under her plea, Kenna Harmon must forfeit a house she was building in Halfway, Missouri, along with a firearm, five vehicles, jewelry and about $61,000.

Harmon is among 19 people sentenced in the case. Ten others have pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing.