St. Louis, MO (KMOV)-- Thirteen people, most of them from Lincoln County have been indicted on federal methamphetamine conspiracy charges.
The following people were indicted by a federal grand jury January 7, 2010, on multiple charges including, conspiracy to possess pseudoephedrine knowing that it would be used to manufacture methamphetamine; manufacturing methamphetamine on premises where a child under 18 was present or resided; maintaining drug-involved premises; and possession of pseudoephedrine knowing that it would be used to manufacture methamphetamine. The indictment was suppressed until the arrests of the defendants.
James L. Wotring, 42, Silex, MO;
Donald J. Crowell, 43, Troy, MO;
Cecil Harris, 51, Troy, MO;
Roy W. Farmer, Troy, 25, MO;
Crystal D. Farmer, 25, Troy, MO;
Dario F. Busch, 35, Iowa City, IA;
Gary R. Williams, 28, Collinsville, IL;
Kara E. Harvey, 24, Columbia, MO;
Brenda Lee Roberts, 45, St. Louis, MO;
Shanon A. Allen, 29, Moscow Mills, MO;
Dennis Palmer, 35, Troy, MO;
Melissa Whaley, 31, Warrenton, MO; and
Michael Nicholson, 38, Troy, MO.
If convicted, each count of the indictment carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and/or fines up to $250,000.
The charges set forth in an indictment are merely accusations, and each defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
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