Independence Felon Sentenced for Possessing Gun and Meth

An Independence felon has been sentenced to federal prison for possessing a gun and methamphetamine last year.

According to a press release from officials, 36-year old Troy Postel-Vargason was found by police last February lying in a field near his home in Independence and holding a bag that contained over 500 grams of ice methamphetamine. A stolen loaded handgun was found on the ground. He pleaded guilty last November to four separate drug and gun-related crimes, admitted that he intended to distribute the meth and that he possessed multiple firearms.

Postel-Vargason was sentenced to 22 years in federal prison. He is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.