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milan area residents indicted for manufacturing meth

December 14, 2011

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that five Milan, Mo., area residents were indicted by a federal grand jury today for their roles in a conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.

Bradley Joe Frazier, 34, Megan R. Pauley, 22, Lorrie R. Dolan, also known as Lorie R. Stephens, 44, and Dustin E. Nickell, 26, all of Milan, and James W. Eddy, also known as Wes Eddy, of Pollock, Mo., were charged in a 15-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Mo.

Today’s indictment alleges that all five co-defendants participated in a conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine from Feb. 26, 2010, to Oct. 31, 2011.

In addition to the conspiracy, each of the defendants is charged with possessing pseudoephedrine, which was intended to be used to manufacture methamphetamine.

The federal indictment also charges Eddy with possessing chlorine tablets and charges Frazier in seven separate counts with possessing acetone, ether (two counts), sulfuric acid, sodium hydroxide (two counts) and lithium batteries, all of which were to be used to manufacture methamphetamine.

Frazier is also charged with being a felon in possession of firearms. Frazier, who has a prior felony conviction, was allegedly in possession of a loaded Hi-Point .40-caliber pistol and a loaded Ruger .22-caliber pistol on Jan. 7, 2011. Under federal law, it is illegal for anyone who has been convicted of a felony to be in possession of any firearm or ammunition.

Phillips 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 Jalilah Otto. It was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Sullivan County, Mo., Sheriff’s Department, the Milan, Mo., Police Department and the North Missouri Drug Task Force.

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