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St. Louis DEA: 39 arrested after 190 lbs. of meth, more than $1M seized

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Thirty-nine people have been arrested in connection with a large meth takedown in the St. Louis area.

The 39 charged include:

  1. Israel "Amigo" Angeles-Montezuma - Accused of supplying meth
  2. Alan "Al" Cardenas - Accused of supplying meth
  3. David Schaffer - Accused of distributing
  4. Michael Chandler - Accused of serving as a source of supply
  5. Amanda "Amanda Jinkerson" Young - After her brother, David Schaffer went to jail, she is accused of taking over as a distributor.
  6. Amanda Milbourn - Accused of being a distributor
  7. Bonnie Orman - Accused of supplying
  8. Gustavo "Guz" Alvarez-Angeles - Accused of collecting drug proceeds, maintaining a "stash house" and serving as a distributor.
  9. William "Mo" Gillman - Accused of acting as courier and distributor
  10. Jerry Hopewell - Accused of acting as courier
  11. Teri Fielder - Accused of acting as courier
  12. Tina McRoy - Accused of acting as courier and distributor
  13. Raquel Graham - Accused of acting as courier and facilitator
  14. Matthew Koeneker - Accused of serving as distributor
  15. Terrance Bise - Accused of serving as distributor and an "enforcer"
  16. Judy Collins - Accused of serving as courier
  17. Danielle "Sunshine" Wolff - Accused of serving as distributor and introducing Amanda Young and Bonnie Orman, who then allegedly served as Young's alternate source of supply
  18. Samantha King - Accused of serving as facilitator
  19. Michael Garcia - Accused of serving as facilitator
  20. David Garcia - Accused of serving as facilitator and distributor
  21. Jennifer Garcia - Accused of serving as courier
  22. Damien Groves - Accused of serving as courier
  23. Valerie Williams - Accused of serving as facilitator and courier
  24. Michael Keck - Accused of serving as distributor, facilitator and courier
  25. Bruce Nichols - Accused of serving as distributor, facilitator and courier
  26. Roscoe Singer - Accused of serving as distributor
  27. Dale Nordin - Accused of serving as distributor
  28. Larry Hawkins - Accused of serving as courier
  29. Mark Flotron - Accused of serving as distributor
  30. Holly Politte - Accused of serving as distributor
  31. Ivy Tominack - Accused of serving as facilitator and distributor
  32. John Bell - Accused of acting as distributor
  33. Eric Buhlinger - Accused of acting as distributor
  34. Danielle Dewrock - Accused of acting as a courier/distributor
  35. Joseph Francis - Accused of acting as facilitator
  36. Catherine "Cat" Woolford - Accused of serving as facilitator and courier
  37. Mark "Marty" Huse - Accused of acting as courier and distributor
  38. Julie Koppen - Accused of acting as facilitator
  39. James Risner  - Accused of acting as facilitator

All 39 were charged with one count of distribution and possession with intent to distribute actual methamphetamine.

Others were charged with multiple counts of meth possession and distribution, along with gun charges.

According to court documents, in one instance, on Sept. 14, 2015, Michael Garcia and Samantha King allegedly accepted a delivery of meth in a United Parcel Service package with the intent to distribute it.

In another instance, on Nov. 15, 2015, court documents state Judy Collins allegedly transported $90,000 in proceeds from the sale of controlled substances in Summit County, Utah in a vehicle rented by Valerie Williams.

Also on Nov. 15, 2015, Judy Collins allegedly contacted Bonnie Orman and gave her personal information so Orman could help in getting her released from jail.

Orman then allegedly contacted Amanda Milbourn and allegedly told her to "take some information down to help me call some bondsmen out there."

Around Dec. 14, 2015, court documents state Ivy Tominack and Terrance Bise allegedly agreed to accept a delivery of meth sent via Federal Express.

On April 8, 2016, Bruce Nichols allegedly transported $110,000 in proceeds from the sale of controlled substances from the Easter District of Missouri to an unknown final destination, by way of Nevada.

According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, the 18-month investigation involved money laundering in St. Louis and the flow of drug cash to California.

Federal indictments were unsealed on Tuesday, October 4 against 39 people total and more arrests are expected.

In addition, law enforcement throughout the investigation seized 190 pounds of methamphetamine, 1 kilogram of heroin, 16 weapons and alleged drug proceeds totaling just over $1 million.

According to the DEA, the meth seized has a street value of more than $3 million.

Since January 2015, DEA and its partners have been investigating a group of individuals from the city of St. Louis, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Jefferson County and St. Francois County.

In addition to receiving meth loads monthly to distribute locally, according to the DEA, the network conducted large-scale bulk cash smuggling from the St. Louis region to California by using money couriers.

According to the DEA, this network also made significant cash deposits at financial institutions throughout the St. Louis region and elsewhere to help with the laundering of drug proceeds.

Other participating law enforcement agencies include St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, St. Louis County Police Department, St. Charles County Regional Drug Task Force, St. Francois County Sheriff's Department and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

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