CAPE GIRARDEAU - A Perkins resident was sentenced to prison on federal drug charges Monday.
Lisa Ann Price, 44, was sentenced to 60 months in prison on one felony count of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute in U.S. District Court. Upon release from prison, Price will be placed on supervised release for a period of four years.
Previously with her plea, Price admitted that on June 29, 2005, the Sikeston Department of Public Safety received a phone call concerning two subjects in the Sikeston Wal-Mart who were behaving in a suspicious manner.
Officers responded and located Price, who exhibited symptoms of recent heavy methamphetamine abuse. Price admitted to using methamphetamine the day before and consented to a search of her vehicle which was located in the Wal-
Mart parking lot.
Located in the vehicle were a number of items of drug paraphernalia, a small amount of marijuana and a metal box containing a substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine.
Price told officers that she had obtained approximately one-half ounce of methamphetamine several days earlier, and that she intended to sell it and pay the supplier $1,400 for the meth.
Also sentenced on Monday was a New Madrid man for unlawful possession of a firearm.
George W. Dawson, 52, was sentenced to 46 months on one felony count of being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
On Nov. 19, 2006, officers with the New Madrid Police Department responded to a complaint in reference to a subject possessing a gun near M&H Package Store on Russell Street in New Madrid. Upon arriving, officers observed Dawson sitting on a bench holding a .223 caliber rifle on his lap.
Due to Dawson's previous felony convictions, he is prohibited by law to possess firearms.