An Independence man will be spending his next ten years in prison, on a methamphetamine charge.

Last month, Kenneth Barnes, 33, pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver. The charge originated on January 6, 2018, when authorities received an anonymous call, reporting drug activity.

When Independence police investigated, officers noted that they could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside his house. After getting consent to search the property, authorities found a small digital scale, plastic baggies, methamphetamine and marijuana.

Barnes received a 10-year prison term when he was sentenced in Buchanan County District Court on Tuesday. He was also ordered to pay court costs.

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