On Tuesday, seven people were arrested on indictments for their alleged participation in a methamphetamine conspiracy beginning as early as 2009 and continuing until 2013, in Knox and Adair Counties. They are expected to appear in federal court this week.
Jonathan R. Prebe, 33, Jessica A. Rudd, 28, and Jerry E. Davis, 43, all of Edina, Mo., were indicted on one felony count each of conspiracy to possess pseudoephedrine for the manufacture methamphetamine and possession of pseudoephedrine for the manufacture of methamphetamine.
Billy J. Reardon, 33, of Quincy, Ill., Sarah S. Baker, 51, of Brashear, Mo., Ashley N. Reardon, 26, of Quincy, Ill., and Angel Ryan, 32, of Woodstock, Ill., were each indicted on one felony count each of possession of pseudoephedrine for the manufacture of methamphetamine.
If convicted, each count of the indictment carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and/or fines up to $250,000. In determining the actual sentences, a judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.
Agencies that assisted in Tuesday's arrests include the Adair County Sheriff's Office, the Knox County Sheriff's Office, the Edina Police Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
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Information was provided by the United States Attorney's Office Eastern District of Missouri.