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ST. LOUIS, Mo. ( — Nine St. Louis are residents face up to 40 years in prison after being charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.

The charges allege thae activites took place between January of 2006 and December of 2010 in Jefferson and St. Louis County, Missouri.

Curtis Seaman, 27, Adam Artinger, 28, Jamie Evans, 28, and Casey Pingel from House Springs; Daniel Shinault, 27, from St. Louis; Richard Shinault, 29, from Mehlville; Gregory Shuman, 23, from Dittmer; Jessica Mitchell, 24, from Imperial and Donna Bell, 46, from Fenton were all charged by a federal grand jury in April this year on one felony county of Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine.

Artinger and Evans were also charged with possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine. Daniel and Richard Shinault, Seaman, Shuman, Pingel, Mitchell and Bell were indicted on one additional felony count of possession of pseudoephedrine knowing, and having probable cause to believe, it would be used to manufacture methamphetamine.

If convicted, the first charge carries a penalty of up to 40 years in prison and fines up to 2 million dollars. The remaining charges carry a penalty up to 20 years in prison and fine up to $250,000.

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