Myron Mahaney, 23, was sentenced on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 after pleading guilty in federal court for illegally possessing firearms and methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. Mahaney was …
Myron Mahaney, 23, was sentenced on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 after pleading guilty in federal court for illegally possessing firearms and methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. Mahaney was sentenced to seven years and three months in federal prison without parole.
In November 2022, Mahaney pleaded guilty to one count of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute and one count of being a felon in possession of firearms. The charges were due to a high-speed chase that ended in a crash with other vehicles that took place in March 2022. During the chase, a trooper from the Missouri State Highway Patrol tried to stop a speeding a car where Mahaney was a passenger. The car then accelerated when the trooper turned on his lights, reaching speeds of 107 miles per hour and eventually crashed into multiple vehicles stopped in traffic. Mahaney took off on foot, carrying a crossbody bag holding about 219 grams of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, two loaded guns, and $2,086 in cash according to the Missouri Highway Patrol.
Mahaney had a previous felony conviction for unlawful use of a weapon in a residential area with a Glock 19. Malik Miller, 25, the driver of the car pleaded guilty in Cole County and was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison without parole for being a felon in possession of a firearm in a separate and unrelated case.