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Second Of Three Sentenced In Drug Conspiracy

The second of three co-defendants have been sentenced in Federal Court for their role in a conspiracy that, in total, distributed more than 150 kilograms of methamphetamine and more than 10 kilograms of heroin, valued at more than $1.7 million.

33-year-old Matthew John Fabulae of Kansas City was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered Fabulae to forfeit to the government $44,000 based on his distribution of at least five kilograms of methamphetamine during the conspiracy.

Fabulae pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and a money-laundering conspiracy from Jan. 1, 2017, to Sept. 30, 2020. Fabulae also pleaded guilty to one count of possessing firearms in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime, one count of being a drug user in possession of a firearm, and one count of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.

Fabulae is the second defendant to be sentenced in this case.

Co-defendant 50-year-old Amy Leann Nieman of Moorseville was sentenced in February to nine years in federal prison without parole after pleading guilty to her role in the drug trafficking and money laundering conspiracies and to possessing firearms during a drug-trafficking crime.

Co-defendant 33-year-old Seth Alan Turbyfill of Chillicothe, Mo., pleaded guilty to the same crimes on January 25th, 2022, and awaits sentencing.


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