Harrisburg Man Pleads Guilty to Meth Conspiracy
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Harrisburg, Mo., man who struck several vehicles in a parking lot while attempting to flee from law enforcement officers, pleaded guilty in federal court today to his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
Sean Anthony Blumenshine, 34, of Harrisburg, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Matt J. Whitworth to the charge contained in a Dec. 9, 2015, federal indictment.
By pleading guilty today, Blumenshine admitted that he had traveled to Kingdom City, Mo., to deliver two pounds of methamphetamine to another person, identified in court documents as Individual A, on Dec. 3, 2015. Law enforcement officers were conducting surveillance when Blumenshine arrived at the Taco Bell in Kingdom City, driving a white Ford Mustang. Blumenshine pulled into a parking space near the restaurant, and law enforcement officers attempted to take him into custody; however, he attempted to flee from the scene. Blumenshine drove in a dangerous and erratic manner through a commercial parking lot, striking several unmarked police vehicles and an unoccupied private vehicle. After a brief pursuit through the parking lot, the Mustang was disabled and he was placed under arrest.
Officers searched the Mustang and found a bag containing approximately 924 grams of methamphetamine inside a storage container in the back seat, along with $4,623.
Blumenshine admitted that he had conducted numerous one-pound transactions with his supplier, and that he had sold one-pound quantities of methamphetamine to Individual A on four occasions. Individual A had been arrested in St. Charles, Mo., with one ounce of methamphetamine and approximately $20,000 in cash earlier on the same day.
Under federal statutes, Blumenshine is subject to a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in federal prison without parole, up to a sentence of life in federal prison without parole. The maximum statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes, as the sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the court based on the advisory sentencing guidelines and other statutory factors. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the completion of a presentence investigation by the United States Probation Office.
This case is being prosecuted by Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael S. Oliver. It was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Columbia, Mo., Police Department.