(MONTICELLO)—Authorities report 11 arrests on federal drug charges in Lewis County for alleged participation in meth production.  The US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Missouri sys the suspects were indicted by a federal grand jury in June on charges ranging from meth production to distribution.
Lewis County Sheriff's Department and the Northeast Missouri Drug Task force arrested the 11 this week.

34 year old Felicia Lea Shults of LaGrange… 56 year old Kevin Lee Shults and 58 year old Kitty Kay Shults of Ewing… 40 year old Billie J. Bryan and 34 year old Sean Bryan of Palmyra…
40 year old Robert E. Cookson and 51 year old Timothy Vonholt of Quincy… 25 year old Stacy Francis Derecskey of Canton..  35 year old Robert Leroy McKim, Jr and 31 year old Erick Winship of LaGrange ad 34 year old Christopher C. Robbins of LaBelle.

The 11 suspects appeared in a federal court Tuesday.

If convicted each drug charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and/or a fine  up to a quarter million dollars.