For Immediate Release
Sedalia Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Meth Conspiracy
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Sedalia, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and prescription opioids.
Jackie R. Shelledy, 57, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 25 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Shelledy to 10 years of supervised release following incarceration.
Shelledy was convicted at trial on Nov. 2, 2018. According to court documents, Shelledy possessed or distributed at least 2.3 kilograms of methamphetamine as well as prescription opioids during the drug-trafficking conspiracy that lasted from Jan. 1, 2015, to Feb. 14, 2018. Shelledy purchased and redistributed methamphetamine in Kansas City, Sedalia, Springfield, Warsaw, and other locations.
Evidence introduced during the trial indicated that Shelledy, a member of the Galloping Goose Motorcycle Club, sold methamphetamine and prescription pills to co-defendant Teresa A. Wolfe, 53, of Sedalia. Wolfe then distributed the illegal drugs to other individuals. Shelledy also purchased methamphetamine and prescription pills from Wolfe.
An undercover agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives made a series of undercover purchases of methamphetamine as well as some prescription pills from Wolfe.
A search warrant was executed at Shelledy’s residence on Feb. 13, 2018. Officers seized drug paraphernalia and a bottle of prescription pills in someone else’s name.
Wolfe and co-defendants Joseph E. Whitlow, 42, of Sedalia, and James “Manny” Smith, 56, of Clinton, Mo., have pleaded guilty to their roles in the drug-trafficking conspiracy and await sentencing. Wolfe also pleaded guilty to 14 additional counts related to distributing methamphetamine. Whitlow also pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Smith testified at trial that he introduced Shelledy to his source of methamphetamine in exchange for a motorcycle. During this introduction, Shelledy received a pound (453.6 grams) of methamphetamine from Smith’s supplier. Other individuals, who were not charged in the same conspiracy, testified during the trial that they sold pound quantities of methamphetamine to Shelledy.
The court also found that Shelledy attempted to obstruct justice when he tried to persuade a fellow inmate to falsely testify during the trial that another witness had lied to the jury.
Co-defendant Randall L. Rozier, 57, of Sedalia, was sentenced to 27 months in federal prison without parole after pleading guilty to being an illegal drug user in possession of firearms. Rozier was in possession of seven handguns when he was stopped by a Sedalia police officer for a traffic violation.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Patrick Edwards and Emily A. Morgan. It was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Sedalia, Mo., Police Department.
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