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NEWS RELEASE

OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY

WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI


JOHN F. WOOD



Contact Don Ledford, Public Affairs ● (816) 426-4220 ● 400 East Ninth Street, Room 5510 ● Kansas City, MO 64106

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JUNE 20, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


11 DEFENDANTS INDICTED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING


            KANSAS CITY, Mo. – John F. Wood, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that 11 defendants have been indicted for participating in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana.


            William Eneff, also known as Muff, 57, of Lee’s Summit, Mo., Gary Mickiewicz, also known as New Yorker, 57, of Blue Springs, Mo., Billie J. Thomlinson, also known as Dusty, 57, of Overland Park, Kan., Timothy R. Davis, 48, and Robert L. Mays, also known as Goose Rob, 52, both of Kansas City, Mo., Robert R. Peters, also known as Possum, 50, Michael Hensley, also known as Joe Poke, 41, and Donald Culey, also known as Kooly, 39, all of Kansas City, Kan., Donald Street, also known as Donnie, 43, of Edwardsville, Kan., and Michael Fitzwater, also known as Holms, 58, and Steven M. Street, also known as Goose Steve, 40, both addresses unknown, were charged in an indictment that was returned under seal by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Mo., on Tuesday, June 19, 2007. That indictment was unsealed and made public today upon the arrests and initial court appearances of several co-defendants.


            The federal indictment alleges that each of the defendants participated in a conspiracy that began Jan. 1, 2002, to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, as well as cocaine and marijuana.


            Wood cautioned that the charge contained in this indictment is simply an accusation, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charge must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.


            This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Valenti. It was investigated by the Independence, Mo., Police Department.


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