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Seven People From Knox And Adair Counties Indicted On Federal Methamphetamine Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Missouri

St. Louis, MO –These seven people have been arrested on an indictment for their alleged participation in a methamphetamine conspiracy beginning as early as 2009 and continuing until 2013, in Knox and Adair Counties. They are expected to appear in federal court this week.

JONATHAN R. PREBE; JESSICA A. RUDD; and JERRY E. DAVIS, all of Edina, MO, were indicted on one felony count each of conspiracy to possess pseudoephedrine for the manufacture of methamphetamine and possession of pseudoephedrine for the manufacture of methamphetamine.

BILLY J. REARDON, Quincy, IL, SARAH S. BAKER, Brashear, MO, ASHLEY N. REARDON, Quincy, IL, and ANGEL RYAN, Woodstock, IL, were each indicted on one felony count of possession of pseudoephedrine for the manufacture of methamphetamine.

If convicted, each count of the indictment carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and/or fines up to $250,000.  In determining the actual sentences, a judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.

This case was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug & Crime Control - Narcotics/Vice Unit and the Knox and Adair County Sheriff’s Offices. Assistant United States Attorney John Mantovani is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney's Office.

As is always the case, charges set forth in an indictment are merely accusations and do not constitute proof of guilt.  Every defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty.        

Updated March 19, 2015