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Suspected meth ring busted in Jefferson, Franklin counties

6:28 PM, May 24, 2012   |    comments
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Franklin County, Mo (KSDK) -- A suspected meth manufacturing ring and distributing operation has been busted in Franklin and Jefferson counties.

The Drug Enforcement Administration, Franklin County Narcotics Enforcement Unit, Kirkwood police and Pacific City police arrested 21 people on May 23 for their alleged participation in the ring between 2009 and 2011, according to the United States Attorney's Office of Eastern Missouri.

The following people were arrested:

Jerry A. Hendrickson, 27, Franklin County, MO;
Jerry M. Walling, 48, Catawissa, MO;
Jason S. Sparks, 32, Villa Ridge, MO;
Dale M. Harris, 44, Pacific, MO;
Ethan M. Lepinski, 47, Pacific, MO;
William L. McKinney, 21, Pacific, MO;
Elaine M. Scroggs, 23, Pacific, MO;
Miranda J. Everhart, 21, Pacific, MO;
Aaron A. Lyerla, 33, Arnold, MO;
Larry R. Collier, 40, St. Clair, MO;
Tammy L. Busch, 41, Pacific, MO;
Andrea R. Dowling, 28, Villa Ridge, MO;
Michael S. Pich, 32, Villa Ridge, MO;
Michelle A. Sizemore, 37, Fenton, MO;
Ann L. Matchell, 47, Labadie, MO;
Shelly M. Peterman, 42, Villa Ridge, MO;
Douglas E. Hughes, 29, Pacific, MO;
Amy N. Bueker, 25, Pacific, MO;
Sarah A. Matchell, 23, Labadie, MO;
Eric E. Lyerla, 37, Pacific, MO;
Angela J. Holley, 33, Arnold, MO.

Conspiracy to manufacture in excess of 50 grams of meth carries a penalty of five to 40 years in prison.  Possession of pseudoephedrine with the intent to manufacture meth carries a maximum of 20 years in prison.


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