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  • Eldon business owner indicted on drug charges

  • Earl Dewayne Witt, 52, of Eldon, was charged in an indictment returned under seal by a federal grand jury in Jefferson City on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014.
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  • Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, has announced that an Eldon, Mo., business owner has been indicted by a federal grand jury for possessing marijuana with the intent to distribute.
     Earl Dewayne Witt, 52, of Eldon, was charged in an indictment returned under seal by a federal grand jury in Jefferson City on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. The indictment was unsealed and made public today at Witt’s initial court appearance.
     Witt is the owner of U Wrench It, located at 3035 Hwy. 52, in Eldon. The federal indictment alleges that he was in possession of marijuana, which he intended to distribute, on July 26, 2014.
     Dickinson cautioned that the charge contained in this indictment is simply an accusation, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charge must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.
     This case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Stuart J. Zander. It was investigated by Mid-Missouri Drug Task Force.

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