Chicago Man Pleads Guilty to Meth Trafficking in Andrew County

A Chicago man pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to trafficking meth in Andrew County.

The United States Attorney’s Office For The Western District of Missouri says 29-year-old Kevin M. Phyfiher pleaded guilty to one count of possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.

Court documents say troopers stopped Phyfiher on Interstate 29, in Andrew County, on May 8, 2017.

During a search of the vehicle, Phyfiher reportedly fled and ran into nearby underbrush.

Law enforcement were unable to locate Phyfiher, but did find two baggies of 907 grams of methamphetamine in the vehicle.

The next day, troopers reported spotting Phyfiher driving a stolen vehicle on 36 Highway.

After a pursuit, spike strips were deployed and Phyfiher surrendered.

Phyfiher is subject to 15 years in federal prison without parole.

A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the completion of an investigation by the United States Probation Office.