An Independence woman has been sentenced to 12 years and one month in federal prison without parole for her role in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy.
Sarah Davila, 34, was indicted in 2016, pleaded guilty in January 2018 and was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Kansas City. She admitted to selling meth to an undercover officer five times. According to court documents, those purchases were large amounts and totaled 245.88 grams of methamphetamine. When officers searched her home, they seized a firearm and some methamphetamine.
Davila told the undercover officer she received the meth from a co-defendant who lived with her, Kayla Smith. She purchased from supplier Daniel Marshall in Kansas City and delivered the drugs to Davila because Davila was on house arrest. The undercover officer the purchased meth from Smith.
Both Smith and Marshall have also pleaded guilty and been sentenced in the case – Smith to 11 years and eight months and Marshall to 24 years and seven months. Davila is the final defendant to be sentenced among 10 convicted for their parts in the distribution conspiracy. The case was investigated by the Jackson County Drug Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration.