2nd person pleads guilty in meth bust

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

A second person has pleaded guilty to drug and child endangerment charges stemming from an incident in Wheaton in October 2014.

According to court documents, Tony Intessimone, 39, of Wheaton pleaded guilty to possession with intent to deliver and endangering the welfare of a child in April, and his sentence was deferred, as he entered the Barry County Drug Court program. However, a warrant was issued for Intessimone on May 7 for a probation violation. The warrant is still active, as Intessimone has yet to turn himself in or be apprehended.

Intessimone was originally charged with manufacturing meth near a school zone, class A felonies; possession of meth, class C felonies; and first-degree child endangerment, class C felonies. The charges were lessened after he entered Drug Court on April 20.

Intessimone is the second to plead guilty after three were charged in a sting by the Southwest Missouri Drug Task Force, the Barry County Sheriff's Office and the Wheaton Police Department, where authorities shut down two meth labs in separate

apartments at the Blue Ridge Apartments, located on Hill Street.

In January, Carrie Intessimone, 35, of Wheaton, pleaded guilty to charges of possession of methamphetamine and first-degree child endangerment, both class C felonies.

She was sentenced to four months in the department of corrections, where she completed an institutional treatment program. She is now serving five years of probation and must complete the Drug Court program.

Jason Clark, 27, of Wheaton, was charged with manufacturing meth near a school zone, a class A felony; possession of meth, a class C felony; and three counts of child endangerment, all class C felonies. He was also allegedly in possession of marijuana and other drug paraphernalia.

He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on July 17.

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