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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Missouri

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Ashland Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Meth

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that an Ashland, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.


Jeremy Michael Traxler, 35, of Ashland, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes to 15 years and eight months in federal prison without parole. Traxler was sentenced as a career offender.


On April 27, 2015, Traxler pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.


According to court documents, law enforcement officers encountered Traxler while executing a search warrant at a residence in New Bloomfield, Mo. Traxler had brought a safe containing 49.5 grams of pure methamphetamine into the residence.


Traxler has been convicted of multiple drug possession and drug trafficking offenses. Traxler has also been convicted of multiple instances of driving while revoked (felony), receiving stolen property (felony), unlawful use of a weapon, tampering (felony), resisting arrest (felony) and driving while intoxicated. At no time over the past 13 years has Traxler been free from either pre-trial or probation supervision when not serving a prison sentence.


This case was prosecuted by Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael S. Oliver. It was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the MUSTANG Task Force.

Drug Trafficking
Updated May 18, 2016