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Osage County man sentenced to 15 Years for meth trafficking, illegal firearm

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)

A federal judge has sentenced a Loose Creek, Mo., man for illegally possessing meth and a firearm.

Leif Christopher Haslag, 39, was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison without parole.

On July 1, 2021, Haslag pleaded guilty to one count of possessing meth with the intent to distribute and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Law enforcement officers were conducting surveillance on Sept. 12, 2019, saw Haslag leaving a Jefferson City, Mo., residence in a Ford Explorer with license plates registered to another vehicle.

Officers stopped Haslag and searched the vehicle. Investigators found 48.3 grams of pure meth and a loaded Taurus 9mm handgun.

Haslag told investigators he had sold between four and six ounces of meth in the past 30 days. He also told them he had purchased the handgun the day before for $75, with the intent to sell it.

Karl Wehmhoener

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