Riverside Teen Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison

| May 14, 2014
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According to a press release Krista Meeks, 17, of Riverside pleaded guilty in Platte County Circuit Court May 14th to first degree involuntary manslaughter, distribution of an imitation controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Meeks admitted selling a synthetic form of LSD to a 15 year old boy in October 2013 who died from taking the drug. She also said she knew the drug mimics the effects of LSD but refuses to take it herself because the effects are so harsh and violent.

Meeks was sentenced to seven years in prison for first degree involuntary manslaughter, four years in prison for distributing an imitation controlled substance, and one year each for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, the maximum sentences for each of those crimes.  The sentences were ordered to run concurrently.

Another teenager, Jamell Montgomery, 18, of Kansas City, was also charged with distribution of an imitation controlled substance.  He connected the boys with Meeks, so they could buy the drug. Montgomery was sentenced to four years in prison on May 5.  That sentence will not be executed if Montgomery successfully completes five years’ probation after serving 120 days in jail.

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