Mom found guilty of selling meth at home, using kids as lookouts

LIBERTY, Mo. - A Kansas City mother was found guilty Tuesday of selling meth while her children were at home. Police allege she also used several teens as lookouts.

A jury took only 40 minutes to convict 35-year-old Lori Owsley of two counts of delivery of methamphetamines on Tuesday, according to the Clay County prosecutor. Jurors recommended a sentence of 22 years in prison for the charges.

An undercover officer reported that he bought two grams of meth from Owsley at her home in June 2011 while "multiple children were present" -- including Owsley's own son and daughter, who were 5 and 14 years old at the time. The detective also said that at one point during the drug deal, she had four teenagers serves as lookouts, according to court documents.

Owsley's next court date is Feb. 14, when she could possibly be sentenced by a Clay County judge.

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