SPRINGFIELD, Mo. –  10 Springfield residents have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a now 29-defendant conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Greene, Polk, Christian, Jasper, Laclede and Webster counties.

Kenneth A. Hoffman, 45, David L. Miller, Jr., 39, Jeffrey L. Hatch, 46, Gregory L. “Pops” Jones, 50, David A. Floyd, 40, Jeffrey M. Gardner, 33, Corey A. Stienbarger, 26, and Brandon W. Malen, 25, all of Springfield, Heather L. Courtois, 31, of Republic, Mo., and Brandon A. House, 32, of Ash Grove, Mo., were charged in a 66-count second superseding indictment returned under seal by a federal grand jury in Springfield on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. This second superseding indictment replaces an April 2, 2015, federal indictment and adds these 10 defendants to the 19 defendants previously charged as well as additional charges.

Kenneth R. Friend, 44, Anthony J. Van Pelt, 36, Anthony M. Massoni, 41, Melody W. Carpenter, 32, Bonnie L. Amodio, 29, Donette C. Davis, 41, Justin D. Owens, 28, and Neil L. Manning, 47, all of Springfield; Kenna M. Harmon, 36, of Republic, Mo.; Anthony A. Hatfield, 31, of Nixa, Mo.; Joseph R. Allen, 41, of Half Way, Mo.; Tiffany A. Brawley, 26, of Phillipsburg, Mo.; Carlos Tapia, 40, of Lee’s Summit, Mo.; Eric M. McClanahan, 35, of Kansas City, Kan.; Cheryl D. Paluczak, 48, of St. Charles, Mo.; Nelson Olmeda, also known as “Diego,” 25, of Rosenberg, Texas; Robert A. Edson, 32, of Richmond, Texas; Robert Canales, 32, of Houston, Texas; and Clayton J. Mendes, 34, address unknown, were charged in the previous indictment. McClanahan and Carpenter have pleaded guilty and are therefore omitted from the second superseding indictment returned today.

The second superseding indictment alleges that all of the defendants participated in a conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine in Greene, Polk, Christian, Jasper, Laclede and Webster counties from June 1, 2013, to Nov. 29, 2014.

In addition to the drug-trafficking conspiracy, Harmon is charged in a money-laundering conspiracy. The indictment alleges that Harmon paid $324,185 in cash for the construction of a residence in Halfway, Mo., in 2014. All of those funds, the indictment says, were from the proceeds from the unlawful sale of methamphetamine. While building the residence, Harmon allegedly used the property to promote her continued sale of methamphetamine by storing methamphetamine at the residence, and allegedly asked Allen to provide security at the residence, in part, to protect the methamphetamine stored there.

Harmon is also charged with one count of distributing methamphetamine and one count of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. Harmon is also charged with one count of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Harmon allegedly was in possession of a Jennings by Calwestco .22-caliber pistol.

Hatch is also charged with three counts of distributing methamphetamine and two counts of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. Hatch is also charged with one count of being a felon and an unlawful drug user in possession of a firearm and one count of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime. Hatch allegedly was in possession of a Springfield Armory semi-automatic 9mm handgun.

Manning is also charged with five counts of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute and with one count of being a felon in possession of firearms. Manning allegedly was in possession of a Taurus 9mm semi-automatic pistol, a Llama .40-caliber semi-automatic pistol and ammunition.

Massoni was also charged with two counts of being an unlawful drug user in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Massoni was allegedly in possession of a Taurus .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun and ammunition, and in possession of a Taurus .357-caliber handgun and ammunition.

Friend is also charged with seven counts of distributing methamphetamine and one count of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. Friend and Olmeda are charged together in one count of engaging in monetary transactions to promote unlawful activity. The indictment alleges that Friend paid Olmeda $20,000 for the purchase of methamphetamine; those funds allegedly were the proceeds of illegal methamphetamine trafficking.

Allen is also charged with one count of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute and one count of possessing firearms in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime. Allen allegedly was in possession of a Savage Arms .22-caliber rifle, a Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun, a Remington .22-caliber rifle, a Jennings by Bryco Arms .22-caliber pistol, two Glock .40-caliber pistols, a Rock Island Armory .45-caliber pistol and a Cobra .22-caliber derringer.

Hoffman is also charged with three counts of distributing methamphetamine and with five counts of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. Gardner is also charged with two counts of distributing methamphetamine. Jones is also charged with two counts of distributing methamphetamine. Miller is also charged with one count of distributing methamphetamine and two counts of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. Brawley is also charged with two counts of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. Owens is also charged with two counts of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.

Van Pelt is also charged with one count of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. Van Pelt and Stienbarger are charged together in one count of distributing methamphetamine. Van Pelt and Malen are charged together in one count of distributing methamphetamine. Malen is also charged with one count of making a building in Springfield available for the purpose of unlawfully storing, distributing and using methamphetamine. Malen is also charged with one count of being an unlawful drug user in possession of firearms. Malen allegedly was in possession of two Remington .30-06-caliber rifles, a Savage .22-caliber rifle, a Browning .22-caliber rifle, and ammunition.

House, Floyd, Amodio, Hatfield, Paluczak and Miller are each also charged with one count of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. Edson and Canales are also charged together in one count of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. Olmeda, Edson and Canales are charged together in one count of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.

Courtois was charged with one count of making a building in Republic available for the purpose of unlawfully storing, distributing and using methamphetamine.

The second superseding indictment also contains several forfeiture allegations, which would require various defendants to forfeit to the government any property used to commit the alleged offenses and any property derived from the proceeds of the alleged offenses, including Harmon’s residential property in Halfway, six vehicles (a Chevrolet Avalanche, a 2004 BMW-5 Series, a 2005 Mazda 6, a 2006 Hyundai Tiberon, a 1992 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, and a 2001 Harley-Davidson motorcycle), a total of $160,119 seized by law enforcement on various dates and at various locations, four rings and some bracelets and numerous firearms and ammunition.

Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, cautioned that the charges contained in this indictment are simply accusations, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charges must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Randall Eggert and Gary Milligan. It was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, IRS-Criminal Investigation, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Springfield, Mo., Police Department and Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

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