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Missouri Man Indicted for Illegally Transporting Hazardous Materials

On May 11, 2017, Roy E. Maynard, Jr., of Reeds, Missouri, was indicted in U.S. District Court, Springfield, Missouri, on charges related to the illegal transportation of hazardous materials.
The indictment alleged from May 4, 2015, through April 24, 2017, Maynard transported liquefied petroleum gas without a CDL to multiple customers in Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri. DOT identifies liquefied petroleum gas as a flammable gas, hazard class/division 2.1, and it is subject to the Department’s hazardous materials regulations (HMRs). The indictment also alleged that Maynard transported the hazardous materials in his two commercial vehicles without hazardous material placards or shipping papers, and that neither vehicle had undergone safety inspections—all of which are required by the HMRs.
Note: Indictments, informations, and criminal complaints are only accusations by the Government. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.