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18 Individuals Indicted for Southwest Missouri Meth Operation

18 individuals in and around Southwest Missouri have been indicted by a federal grand jury for conspiracy to distribute large amounts of methamphetamine.

According to the Department of Justice, officers seized approximately 29 pounds of methamphetamine, approximately $57,000, and firearms.

The federal indictment charges each of the 18 defendants with participating in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Barry, Stone, Polk, Lawrence, Greene, Jasper, and Newton Counties, and elsewhere, from Nov. 1, 2020, to April 28, 2022.