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Jefferson City Man Sentenced for Meth

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

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


Christopher Eugene Ronimous, also known as “Rodney,” 39, of Jefferson City, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to five years in federal prison without parole.


On Nov. 5, 2014, Ronimous pleaded guilty to being in possession of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute on July 7, 2014.


According to court documents, Jefferson City police officers stopped a vehicle for improper registration. Ronimous, a passenger in the vehicle, got out of the car while officers conducted a search. While standing outside the vehicle, an Altoids can fell from Ronimous’s shorts. Inside the can was approximately five grams of methamphetamine and three “hits” of LSD.


Ronimous was arrested and transported to the police station, where he was observed reaching into his crotch area while inside an interview room. An officer conducted a more thorough search of Ronimous and discovered two bags containing approximately 50 additional grams of methamphetamine.


This case was prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Stuart J. Zander. It was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Jefferson City, Mo., Police Department.

Updated May 28, 2015

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