Lewis County meth investigation captures 11 suspects

Eleven people have been arrested in Lewis County Missouri for their alleged participation in methamphetamine making and distribution.

All eleven were indicted on federal methamphetamine charges as a result of the investigation.

According to information from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Missouri, the suspects were indicted by a federal grand jury in June on a number of charges from methamphetamine making to distribution.

On Tuesday officers from the Lewis County Sheriff's Department and the Northeast Missouri Drug Task force arrested the following people:

Felicia Lea Shults, 34, LaGrange, Mo.;

Kevin Lee Shults, 56, Ewing, Mo.;

Kitty Kay Shults, 58, Ewing, Mo.;

Billie J. Bryan, 40, Palmyra, Mo.;

Sean Michael Bryan, 34, Palmyra, Mo.;

Robert E. Cookson, 40, Ill.;

Stacy Francis Derecskey, 25, Canton, Mo.;

Timothy Howard Vonholt, 51, Quincy, Ill.;

Robert Leroy McKim, Jr. 35, LaGrange, Mo.;

Christopher C. Robbins, 34, LaBelle, Mo.; and

Erick Dennis Winship, 31, LaGrange, Mo.

All eleven of the alleged suspects appeared in a federal court on Tuesday.

If convicted each drug charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and/or a fine up to $250,000.