WICHITA – A Federal Grand jury in Wichita Wednesday indicted Mark R. Wintholz, 44, and Tiffinie D. Moore, 26, both of Great Bend. They are charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
According to the indictment against Wintholz and Moore, they are alleged to have “unlawfully, knowingly, and intentionally” possessed with the intent to distribute approximately 80.36 grams of meth. The crime is alleged to have occurred May 2 in Barton County.
If convicted, they face 10 years to life in prison, and a fine of up to $4 million, a news release from the United States Attorney’s Office in Wichita said.
The Barton County Sheriff’s Office investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mona Furst is prosecuting.
In an additional, unrelated indictment issued Wednesday, Amanda L. Casebier, 33, La Crosse, is charged with misappropriation of United States Postal Service funds. The indictment alleges the crime occurred from March to June 2011 while she was serving as the operator of the Community Post Office in Liebenthal, which is in Rush County.
The indictment notes Casebier, who was working as contract employee of the USPS, is alleged to have attempted to defraud the Postal Service by transmitting and presenting postal money orders totalling $6,318.65, knowing the money orders were unlawfully issued without previous payment of the required amounts.
If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of five years and a fine up to $250,000.
The USPS investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch is prosecuting.