Woman is sentenced for selling meth in front of her children

A Kansas City woman drew a 12-year prison sentence this week for selling methamphetamines to an undercover police officer while her children were present.

Lori C. Owsley, 35, was convicted by a Clay County jury last month of distributing a controlled substance. Owsley was sentenced late Thursday afternoon.

In May and June of 2011, Owsley sold methamphetamines to an undercover member of the Clay County Drug Task Force at her home in the 3000 block of Northeast 57th Street in Kansas City, North, said Clay County Prosecutor Daniel L. White.

Several of her children, including a 5-year-old, were present during one drug transaction. On one occasion, Owsley used four teens as lookouts while several patrol cars were near her home, White said.

At the hearing Thursday, Owsley pleaded guilty to two counts of child endangerment for having methamphetamines around her children.