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Jury Convicts Sedalia Man of Meth Conspiracy

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

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Sedalia, Mo., man was convicted by a federal trial jury today of his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and prescription opioids.


Jackie R. Shelledy, 56, was found guilty of the charge contained in an Aug. 29, 2018, federal indictment.


Evidence introduced during the trial indicated that Shelledy, a member of the Galloping Goose Motorcycle Club, sold methamphetamine and prescription pills to co-defendant Teresa A. Wolfe, 53, of Sedalia. Wolfe then distributed the illegal drugs to other individuals. Shelledy had also purchased methamphetamine from Wolfe.


An undercover agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives made a series of undercover purchases of methamphetamine as well as some prescription pills from Wolfe.


A search warrant was executed at Shelledy’s residence on Feb. 13, 2018. Officers seized drug paraphernalia and a bottle of prescription pills in someone else’s name.


Wolfe and co-defendants Joseph E. Whitlow, 42, of Sedalia, and James “Manny” Smith, 55, of Clinton, Mo., have pleaded guilty to their roles in the drug-trafficking conspiracy that lasted from Jan. 1, 2015, to Feb. 14, 2018. Wolfe also pleaded guilty to 14 additional counts related to distributing methamphetamine. Whitlow also pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm.


Co-defendant Randall L. Rozier, 56, of Sedalia, pleaded guilty to being an illegal drug user in possession of firearms. Rozier was in possession of seven firearms when he was stopped by a Sedalia police officer for a traffic violation.


Following the presentation of evidence, the jury in the U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Mo., deliberated for four and a half hours before returning the guilty verdict to U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark, ending a trial that began Monday, Oct. 29, 2018.


Under federal statutes, Shelledy 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 Assistant U.S. Attorneys Patrick Edwards and Emily A. Morgan. It was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Updated November 2, 2018

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