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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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NOVEMBER 1, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


NEW BLOOMFIELD WOMAN SENTENCED

FOR DISTRIBUTING CRACK COCAINE


            JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – John F. Wood, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a New Bloomfield, Mo., woman was sentenced in federal court today for distributing crack cocaine in the Cole County, Mo., area.


             Angie Marie Roark, 30, of New Bloomfield, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Nanette K. Laughrey this afternoon to 10 years in federal prison without parole.


             On July 30, 2007, Roark pleaded guilty to two counts of distributing crack cocaine in November 2004.


            This case was prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Lauren Kummerer. It was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Jefferson City, Mo., Police Department, and IRS-Criminal Investigation.

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