2012 News Releases

Independence pair each sentenced to 7 years for manufacturing meth

Release Date: May 29, 2012

INDEPENDENCE – (May 29, 2012) – Two Independence residents were each sentenced to 7 years in prison today after pleading no contest to conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

Russell Dean Morgan, 39, and Tammy Bright, 47, were each sentenced to 84 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections. Morgan and Bright each pled no contest to the charges on April 17. Judge Gary House presided over the sentencing in Montgomery County District Court.

Assistant attorneys general Amanda Voth, Lee Davidson and Brian Duncan from Schmidt’s office prosecuted the cases. The crimes were investigated by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

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