Five Plead Guilty to Meth Conspiracy

thumb_3005c06dd198602Five defendants plead guilty to federal charges related to a large-scale methamphetamine conspiracy in southwest Missouri.

The charges stem from a traffic stop in Texas last April, when 9 pounds of meth was discovered in a car registered to 36-year-old Shannon Wright of Ozark, with the vehicle insured by her husband, 38-year-old Jerry Wright.

A bust in California in June of 2013 linked the delivery of 10 pounds of meth to Jerry Wright. And another intercepted shipment of 25-pounds of meth in Arizona in October 2012 also was linked to Wright.

Jerry and Shannon Wright pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and money laundering. Also pleading guilty to similar charges is 39-year-old Perry Adams of Springfield, 32-year-old Joseph Dreckmeier of Gilbert, Arizona, and 32-year-old Salvador Campos of Los Angeles, California.

Jerry Wright is facing a sentence of 20 years to life in prison, plus a fine of up to 20-million dollars. The other defendants are facing shorter sentences and smaller fines.

Sentencing hearings will be scheduled following pre-sentence investigations by the U-S Probation Office.

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