A federal grand jury indictment charging a Joplin man with methamphetamine trafficking, conspiracy and selling meth in a home where someone under 18 was residing was unsealed today in U. S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri.
The four-count indictment alleges Mark Burdge, 49, possessed methamphetamine with intent to sell on May 9, 2018 and July 18, 2019, was involved in a meth trafficking conspiracy between those two dates and on July 18, had the meth on premises where a child was living.
Burdge's arraignment and detention hearing are scheduled for 10:45 a.m. Friday in Springfield.
Burdge was out on bond awaiting trial on a Newton County meth trafficking charge filed after he was arrested by the Ozarks Area Drug Enforcement Team May 9, 2018, when he was arrested July 18, according to online court records for meth trafficking, unlawful possession of a firearm and three counts of stealing.
(Note: This post has been edited to correct Burdge's age at 49, rather than 39 as originally reported.)