Police officers arrested Kenneth Harvey Hudson of Bossier City, Louisiana after finding 922 grams of methamphetamine and four firearms in a vehicle Hudson was driving.

A Louisiana man has been sentenced in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in the Lake of the Ozarks region after being arrested at a gas station in Osage Beach. 

Police officers arrested Kenneth Harvey Hudson of Bossier City, Louisiana after finding 922 grams of methamphetamine and four firearms in a vehicle Hudson was driving.

The 29-year-old was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Briane C. Wimes on June 11, 2018 to 11 years in federal prison without parole. Hudson had pleaded guilty on February 8, 2018, to participating in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Camden County.

According to court documents, investigators received information from a confidential source that several individuals from Louisiana were in possession of methamphetamine and guns. Officers contacted Hudson, who was driving a Malibu with co-defendants Sir Master Ford, 29, of Greenwood, Louisiana, and Philip Daniel Dennington, 30, of Bossier City, as passengers, at a gas station in Osage Beach. Officers searched Hudson’s vehicle and found a bag that contained 922 grams of methamphetamine and four firearms, including a loaded 12-gauge shotgun, a loaded Glock .40-caliber pistol, a loaded Smith & Wesson .22-caliber revolver and a loaded Roam/Sontheim .22-caliber revolver.

In 2011, Hudson was convicted of distributing methamphetamine in Louisiana and sentenced to five years in prison. He was on parole for that offense at the time of his arrest in this federal case. Hudson admitted to a long history of substance abuse and methamphetamine use.

Ford was sentenced on Feb. 8, 2017, to two years in federal prison after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Dennington pleaded guilty to his role in the conspiracy and to possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute and awaits sentencing.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Lynn. It was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.