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Mississippi man pleads guilty in Missouri to smuggling 5-pounds of meth in box of cookies

A Jonesboro, Mississippi, man has pleaded guilty in federal court to transporting more than five pounds of methamphetamine and nearly three pounds of heroin through Kansas City, Missouri, en route to St. Louis, Mo. Willie Lewis Braison, 47, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes on Wednesday, Sept. 16, to one count of […]

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California man indicted for carrying two kilos of cocaine aboard train traveling through Missouri

A Sacramento, California, man was indicted by a federal grand jury for carrying more than two kilograms of cocaine aboard a train traveling through Kansas City. Eduardo Fernando Orozco-Lizaola, 22, was charged with possessing cocaine with the intent to distribute in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Kansas City. Today’s indictment replaces […]

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Woman who hid heroin to appear pregnant pleads guilty to drug trafficking

A woman who hid heroin around her waist and pretended to be pregnant pleaded guilty in federal court to drug trafficking. Perla E. Murillo, 18, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge Matt J. Whitworth to possessing heroin with the intent to distribute. Law enforcement officers were conducting interdiction activities at a local bus station […]

Woman arrested at Kansas City bus station pleads guilty to possessing more than 5-pounds of Fentanyl

 A woman carrying more than five pounds of fentanyl in her suitcase as she traveled through Kansas City, Mo., has pleaded guilty in federal court. Evelyn C. Sanchez, 33, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips to possessing fentanyl with the intent to distribute. According to court documents, Sanchez was traveling from Los […]

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Mexican national sentenced to 10-years in prison for meth trafficking

 A Mexican national was sentenced in federal court after transporting nearly eight kilograms of methamphetamine hidden in his luggage aboard a bus. Carlos Q. Palafox, 21, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to 10 years in federal prison without parole. On Sept. 19, 2018, Palafox pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine with the […]