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Springfield Man Indicted for Heroin Conspiracy

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

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Springfield, Mo., man was indicted by a federal grand jury for his role in a conspiracy to distribute at least a kilogram of heroin in Greene County, Mo.

Craig S. Shade, 49, of Springfield, was charged in a three-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Springfield.

The indictment alleges that Shade participated in a conspiracy to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin in Greene County from July 11, 2014, to July 6, 2016.

In addition to the conspiracy, Shade is charged with one count of distributing heroin on June 22, 2016, and one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin on July 6, 2016.

Larson 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 Nhan D. Nguyen. It was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, COMET (the Combined Ozarks Multi-jurisdiction Enforcement Team) and the Greene County, Mo., Sheriff’s Office.

Updated April 6, 2017

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