Days after authorities charged an Independence 14-year-old with killing a man, they filed federal drug charges against the woman they say bought the gun.
Rebbecca McCrorey, 38, is charged in U.S. District Court with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The drugs were found on July 7 at a house in the 1200 block of South Ranson Street, where 20-year-old Kelsean Harvey of Lee’s Summit was found fatally shot.
According to federal court documents, investigators found 63 grams of methamphetamine in a bedroom used by McCrorey. They also found packaging for two 9mm handguns and a store receipt for the guns, according to the documents.
Several teens who lived in the house told police that McCrorey had bought the guns for two of her teen sons, the documents allege.
Another teen allegedly used one of the guns to fatally shoot the victim.
Police said the 14-year-old alleged shooter was charged with voluntary manslaughter and armed criminal action.
Last year, McCrorey was charged with driving while intoxicated, endangering the welfare of a child and reckless driving. She was released on bond.