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windsor couple, osage beach woman sentenced for meth conspiracy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 4, 2012

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Windsor, Mo., couple and an Osage Beach, Mo., resident have been sentenced in federal court for their roles in a conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine in Pettis and Henry counties in Missouri.

Nickey Joe Hargett, 39, and his wife, Shebil Marie Hargett, 33, of Windsor, and Tara Lee Summers, 33, of Osage Beach, were sentenced in separate appearances before U.S. District Judge Nanette K. Laughrey on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. Nickey Hargett was sentenced to 10 years and one month in federal prison without parole. Shebil Hargett was sentenced to eight years and seven months in federal prison without parole. Summers was sentenced to four years and four months in federal prison without parole.

On May 14, 2012, Nickey Hargett pleaded guilty to his role in a conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. He also pleaded guilty to his role in a conspiracy to possess pseudoephedrine, knowing that it would be used to manufacture methamphetamine, and to possessing pseudoephedrine, knowing that it would be used to manufacture methamphetamine.

On April 4, 2012, Shebil Hargett pleaded guilty to the same charges.

On April 4, 2012, Summers pleaded guilty to her role in the conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. From July 4, 2010, through July 12, 2011, Summers purchased or attempted to purchase over 150 grams of pseudoephedrine from various pharmacies. Many of these attempted transactions were blocked because Summers had already purchased the maximum allowable quantity of pseudoephedrine within the 30 days preceding the attempted transaction.

They are among 11 defendants who have pleaded guilty to charges contained in a July 28, 2011, federal indictment. Co-defendant John Michael Dick, 38, of Windsor, was sentenced to 10 years and one month in federal prison without parole. Mark Allen Jeter, 39, of Windsor, was sentenced to eight years and one month in federal prison without parole.

This case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven R. Berry. It was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Mid-Missouri Drug Task Force, the Pettis County, Mo., Sheriff’s Department and the Henry County, Mo., Sheriff’s Department.

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