FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Anna L. Bunch Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney (417) 581-7915
Date: September 27, 2018
RE: CHRISTIAN COUNTY JURY FINDS STEVEN MCMULLEN GUILTY OF MANUFACTURING MORE THAN 35 GRAMS OF MARIJUANA AND UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA
OZARK, MO – The Christian County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office announces that Steven McMullen DOB: March 1, 1960, of Nixa, Missouri was found guilty after a two-day jury trial held September 24-25, 2018. The jury trial commenced before the Honorable Judge Jennifer Growcock.
The Christian County jury found the defendant guilty of both counts: manufacturing more than 35 grams of marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. The jury deliberated for approximately one and a half hours before finding the defendant guilty. Formal sentencing was scheduled before the Honorable Judge Jennifer Growcock on November 28, 2018.
The range of punishment for manufacturing more than 35 grams of marijuana is normally 3 to 10 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections and/or a fine up to $10,000. However, the defendant is a prior drug offender and is therefore facing an increased range of punishment. The increased range of punishment is 5 to 15 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections. The range of punishment for the unlawful use of drug paraphernalia is 1 day to 1 year in the Christian County Jail and/or a fine up to $2,000.
The investigation of this case was handled by Nixa Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Anna Bunch.
A copy of this press release may be found here.