Loose Creek Man Sentenced to 15 Years Imprisonment for Meth Trafficking and Illegal Firearms | USAO-WDMO

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri – A man from Loose Creek, Missouri, was convicted in federal court today of illegal possession of methamphetamine and a firearm.

Leif Christopher Haslag, 39, was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison without parole by US District Judge Stephen R. Bough.

On July 1, 2021, Haslag pleaded guilty to one case of disseminating methamphetamine with intent and of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Police officers monitored it on September 12, 2019 and saw Haslag exit a Jefferson City, Missouri residence in a Ford Explorer with license plates registered for another vehicle. The officers stopped Haslag and searched the vehicle. Inside, they found about 48.3 grams of pure methamphetamine and a loaded Taurus 9 mm pistol.

Haslag told investigators he had sold between four and six ounces of methamphetamine in the past 30 days. He also told them that he had bought the gun for $ 75 the day before with the intention of selling it.

Federal law makes it illegal for anyone convicted of a crime to be in possession of firearms or ammunition. Haslag has seven previous convictions for burglary, seven previous convictions for theft, several previous convictions for drug trafficking and one previous conviction for theft of a motor vehicle.

This case was being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Lauren E. Kummerer. It has been investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Jefferson City, Missouri, Police Department, and the MUSTANG Drug Task Force.

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