Possessing and selling a whole host of drugs netted Clifton Gann a total of 27 years in prison.
Clifton Gann, 31, of Rolla, was sentenced to 20 additional years in prison, last week for selling and possessing a "veritable cornucopia of controlled substances," according to a press release from Phelps County Prosecuting Attorney Brendon Fox.
The controlled substances included methamphetamine, morphine, Percocet, clonazepam, alprazolam, and three types of steroids, according to the release. The 20 years were ordered consecutive to seven years he was serving for selling and possessing drugs for a total sentence of 27 years.
On September 16, 2015, members of the South Central Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at Gann’s residence. The Task Force had received information that Gann was selling large amounts of methamphetamine from the home. Gann was located in his bedroom along with 40 grams of methamphetamine, scales, baggies, morphine pills, Percocet pills, clonazepam pills, alprazolam pills, three types of steroids, and various pieces of drug paraphernalia.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant Prosecutor Nicholas P. Chlysta and Prosecuting Attorney Brendon Fox.
“The Task Force is truly an asset to the County. They frequently lead the charge in catching some of the most dangerous drug dealers like Clifton Gann,” said Chlysta, according to the release.
According to the release," Gann opted to plead guilty without an agreement and throw himself on the mercy of the court."
Fox said of the Task Force, “Those guys never stop. They’re always going after the next dealer." In addition to saying he was "very pleased" with the sentences.
“Clifton Gann has been committing felonies for the last 15 years. The only time he isn’t breaking the law is when he is in prison. I’m hopeful that this is the sentence that finally puts him behind bars for a long time so he can no longer prey on the citizens of Phelps County," Fox said.