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      Columbia residents among group facing federal drug charges

      Five Columbia residents are among a group of suspects indicted by a federal grand jury for conspiracy to distribute more than a ton of marijuana in Boone County.

      Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that 10 defendants have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute participating in a conspiracy to distribute 1,000 kilograms or more of marijuana in Boone County from February 2010 to March 2013.

      47-year-old Richard Marieo Hunter, 37-year-old Maneka Rochon Germany, 31-year-old Brian Christopher Young, 41-year-old Marlin Deandrea Allen, and 36-year-old Sharod Oneal Clark are all from Columbia. Also charged in the indictment were 40-year-old Gene Edward Rodgers, Jr. of Kansas City, 33-year-old Jesus Guzman-Vazquez of Kansas City, 36-year-old Wendell Eugene Woodson of St. Louis, 49-year-old Jorge Alberto Cabada-Lopez of San Luis, Arizona, and 42-year-old Jennifer Wall.