2 leaders of large Kansas City-area drug ring sentenced

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Two people who prosecutors say led a drug ring that distributed more than 45 kilograms of methamphetamine in the Kansas City area have been sentenced to federal prison.

Thirty-seven-year-old Jennifer Gladman-Carnall, of Kansas City, and 42-year-old Michael Keavney, of Kearney, were sentenced Thursday. Prosecutors say Gladman-Carnall led the drug-trafficking organization and Keavney was its “enforcer.”

Gladman-Carnall was sentenced to 11 years and six months in prison without parole. Keavney was sentenced to 15 years and eight months without parole.

Gladman-Carnall also pleaded guilty to two robbery-related charges.

Prosecutors say Keavney provided security for co-defendants, distributed drugs, collected money and arranged the illegal sale of firearms. He was a principle actor in the conspiracy because he was connected to several drug dealers, was regularly armed, and sold firearms.

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