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Brookfield Man, Woman Indicted for Meth Conspiracy

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

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Brookfield, Mo., couple has been indicted by a federal grand jury today for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.


Charleston B. Leach, 31, and Cecilia Lynn Spath, 31, both of Brookfield, were charged in a four-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Mo., on Tuesday, June 7, 2016.


The federal indictment alleges that Leach and Spath conspired to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine from March 1, 2014, to May 1, 2015. They are also charged with aiding and abetting each other to possess with the intent to distribute 50 grams of pure methamphetamine and to possess with the intent to distribute marijuana on May 1, 2015.


Leach is also charged with one count of using the mail to facilitate the distribution of methamphetamine and marijuana.


Dickinson 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 Assistant U.S. Attorney Alison D. Dunning. It was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the North Missouri Drug Task Force, the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department and the Northeast Missouri Drug Task Force.

Updated June 8, 2016

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