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Loomis Sentenced To 30 Years In Meth Case

A Joplin man was sentenced Tuesday in federal court for leading a meth ring in Jasper County. 36-year-old Donnie Loomis was sentenced to 30 years in prison without parole. He was found guilty last November in a conspiracy to distribute meth in the county between March 2015 and September 2016.

Police began investigating meth trafficking in the Joplin area in April 2015, focusing on the Joplin Honkeys. Loomis, a fellow Honkey, was the leader of a drug-trafficking organization that supplied multiple pounds of meth each week to distribute to others in the Joplin area.

Loomis is the final defendant to be sentenced in this case.

Co-defendants 48-year-old Alisha Courtney, and 43-year-old Terrance Romero, both of Webb City, pleaded guilty and were each sentenced to 10 years in federal prison without parole.

Co-defendants 47-year-old Kelly Walker, 47, of Joplin, and 41-year-old Lisa Allison, of Neosho, pleaded guilty and were each sentenced to five years in federal prison without parole.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Abram McGull, II, and Josephine L. Stockard.

It was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the FBI, the Ozarks Drug Enforcement Team, the Joplin Police Department, Webb City Police Department, Newton County Sheriff’s Department, Jasper County Sheriff’s Department, and the Jasper County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and the Newton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

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