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Seven face meth charges after Northeast Missouri arrests

Posted: Jun. 10, 2014 5:18 pm Updated: Jun. 24, 2014 6:15 pm

By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF

EDINA, Mo. -- Seven people were arrested Tuesday on an indictment for their alleged participation in a methamphetamine conspiracy beginning as early as 2009 and continuing until 2013.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office in St. Louis, those indicted 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, each were indicted on one felony count of conspiracy to possess pseudoephedrine for the manufacture of meth one count of possession of pseudoephedrine for the manufacture of meth.

Billy J. Reardon, 33 and Ashley N. Reardon, 26, both of Quincy, Ill., Sarah S. Baker, 51, Brashear and Angel Ryan, 32, Woodstock, Ill., each were indicted on one felony count of possession of pseudoephedrine for the manufacture of meth.

If convicted, each count of the indictment carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and fines up to $250,000.

This case was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol's Division of Drug & Crime Control - Narcotics/Vice Unit, and the sheriff's offices in Knox and Adair counties.

Assistant United States Attorney John Mantovani is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney's Office.

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