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Kansas City-area woman sentenced for role in $4.3 million drug-trafficking operation

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A Kearney woman was sentenced Tuesday for her role in a conspiracy to distribute $4.3 million worth of heroin and meth to the Kansas City area and surrounding counties.

Sabrena Lynn Morgan, 41, will spend nine years in federal prison without parole, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Missouri.

A press release from the Office also states:

Morgan pleaded guilty in 2017 for participating in a conspiracy to distribute meth in "large quantities."

The drug-trafficking operation distributed to parts of northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas, including to Jackson, Clay, Ray and Clinton counties.

Kansas Citians Gregory Bullock, 49, Jose Luis Ruiz-Salazar, 39, and his brother, Gabriel Ruiz-Salazar, 35, have admitted to being the primary sources supplying co-conspirators with drugs.

Morgan admitted she was among the recipients who received meth and then gave it to others to distribute.

The conspirators sold more than $4.3 milion worth of meth and heroin between 2010 and 2015.

Morgan is among 21 co-defendants who have been sentenced after guilty pleas.

She also pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime. Officers found a pink pump-action shotgun at her residence.

Among the others sentenced are:

Kearney's Elgin Eugene Dothage, also known as “Butch,” 41, was sentenced to 20 years, and Ryan A. Battagler, 39, was sentenced to 12 years.

Anthony Ray Stevenson, 46, of Excelsior Springs, was sentenced to 22 years and six months.

Jason Daniel Davis, 44, of Liberty, was sentenced to 15 years and eight months.

Jason Lee Kirtley, 45, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., was sentenced to 12 years and 11 months and ordered to forfeit to the government $28,800, which represents proceeds of drug trafficking.

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