SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A St. Joseph, Missouri, man who led law enforcement officers in a pursuit in Taney County, Missouri, was indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday for possessing about six pounds of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. 

According to an affidavit, a Christian County sheriff’s deputy attempted to stop 45-year-old Andrew R. Trammell on Highway 65 near Highway EE, on June 6th.  The vehicle failed to stop, and the deputy gave pursuit southbound into Taney County.  Trammell crashed the vehicle upon entering Branson, Missouri, and was apprehended by Branson police officers after a brief foot chase.

According to the affidavit, officers searched the wrecked vehicle and found a box containing approximately six pounds of methamphetamine and a large quantity of cash.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Byron H. Black.