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NEWS RELEASE

OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY

WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI


BRADLEY J. SCHLOZMAN



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MARCH 5, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


COLUMBIA MAN INDICTED FOR ECSTASY


            JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Bradley J. Schlozman, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Columbia, Mo., man was indicted by a federal grand jury today for participating in a conspiracy to distribute ecstasy.


             James Edward Dismang, 27, of Columbia, was charged in a two-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Jefferson City.


             Count One of the federal indictment alleges that Dismang participated in a conspiracy to distribute and to possess with the intent to distribute ecstasy from as early as 2005 to Dec. 30, 2005, in Boone County, Mo.


             Count Two of the federal indictment alleges that Dismang was in possession with the intent to distribute ecstasy on Dec. 30, 2005, in Boone County.


             Today’s indictment also contains a forfeiture allegation, which would require Dismang to forfeit to the government any property derived from the proceeds of the alleged offenses, including $3,827.


            Schlozman cautioned that the charges contained in this indictment are simply accusations, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charges must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.


            This case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Lauren Kummerer. It was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Columbia, Mo., Police Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

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