An Independence man has been sentenced to 14 years and one month in federal prison, with no chance for parole, for selling drugs.


Daniel W. Pendergrass, 42, pleaded guilty in June 2019 to participating in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.


The office of the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Missouri says the group distributed more than 40 kilograms of meth around the Kansas City area. Pendergrass had 194 of meth on him when he was arrested in April 2017. He was sentenced Friday.


Pendergrass was among eight people indicted by a federal grand jury in 2018 and he and others were arrested. Only one of the others, Lynette Marie Roberts, 29, of Gladstone, so far has been sentenced, receiving 10 years in prison with no chance for parole.