Branson Woman To Prison Involved In Southern Missouri Drug Corridor from Springfield to Piedmont

(Cape Girardeau) A woman has been sentenced to prison for running drugs from southwestern Missouri to Wayne County.

The United States Attorney’s Office in Cape Girardeau announced Wednesday that April M. Rulo of Branson has been sentenced to 8 years in prison for possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.

The 47-year-old appeared for her sentencing on Tuesday at the federal courthouse in Cape Girardeau.

At a guilty plea hearing last year, Rulo admitted she was in possession of 95 grams of methamphetamine she had picked up from her supplier in Springfield and was delivering to Piedmont for distribution to others.

On June 22nd 2022, a confidential informant alerted police that Rulo was bringing several ounces of meth into Wayne County and she would be arriving at a convenience store in Piedmont to deliver the narcotics.

A Southeast Missouri Drug Task Force officer made contact with Rulo and she consented to a search of her vehicle she was traveling in.

Officers located four baggies of meth packaged for distribution.

They also found hydrocodone pills.