Seven People Indicted By Federal Grand Jury

Seven People Indicted By Federal Grand Jury

Posted at 4:30 p.m. – Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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Grand Jury Indictment

obtained by The Edina Sentinel/nemonews.net.

Press Release from the United States Attorney’s Office Eastern District Court of Missouri:

St. Louis, MO – These seven people have been arrested on an indictment for their alleged participation in a methamphetamine conspiracy beginning as early as 2009 and continuing until 2013, in Knox and Adair Counties. They are expected to appear in federal court this week.

Jonathan R. Prebe, 33; Jessica A. Rudd, 28; and Jerry E. Davis, 43, all of Edina, MO, were indicted on one felony count each of conspiracy to possess pseudoephedrine for the manufacture methamphetamine; and possession of pseudoephedrine for the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Billy J. Reardon, 33, Quincy, IL, Sarah S. Baker, 51, Brashear, MO, Ashley N. Reardon, 26, Quincy, IL, and Angel Ryan, 32, Woodstock, IL, were each indicted on one felony count of possession of pseudoephedrine for the manufacture of methamphetamine.

If convicted, each count of the indictment carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and/or fines up to $250,000. In determining the actual sentences, a judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.

This case was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug & Crime Control – Narcotics/Vice Unit, and the Knox and Adair County Sheriff’s Offices.

Assistant United States Attorney John Mantovani is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

As is always the case, charges set forth in an indictment are merely accusations and do not constitute proof of guilt. Every defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Note: Not mentioned in the press release was the participation of the Edina Police Department and the North Missouri Drug Task Force.

Click here to read previous coverage of July 10, 2014, Federal arrests in Knox County.

Click here to read previous coverage of Prebe and Davis arrests one year ago in June of 2013.

Click here to read another story about a multi-agency drug bust in Knox County in June of 2013.

About Echo Menges

Reporter for The Edina Sentinel Covering Knox County, Missouri Since 2010