Auxvasse Man Sentenced To Ten Years In Prison

An Auxvasse man is now sentenced to 10 years in prison after appearing in federal court yesterday (Thursday).

A judge sentenced 56 year old Darrin Dale Smithee for growing marijuana and illegally possessing dozens of firearms.

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Smithee pleaded guilty on August 31st.

In September of 2018, Callaway County sheriff’s deputies and members of the MUSTANG Task Force executed a search warrant at Smithee’s house and found a room in the basement that contained 2 large industrial LED lights that ran off 1,000-watt amplifiers, several types of hoses used for ventilation, air filters, fertilizer, a water source and a plastic tub containing marijuana stems, branches and leaves.

Also in the basement was a concrete bunker-type with a bank vault-style door that had 66 firearms inside.