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Man from California indicted for smuggling nearly eight pounds of fentanyl aboard bus in Kansas City

A man has been indicted by a federal grand jury after smuggling nearly eight pounds of fentanyl aboard a bus traveling through Kansas City, Missouri. Jonatan Gutierrez, 28, of San Diego, California, was charged with possessing fentanyl with the intent to distribute in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Mo., […]

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Mississippi man sentenced to seven years in prison for smuggling meth and heroin aboard train in Missouri

A Mississippi man was sentenced in federal court for 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, 48, of Jonesboro, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes to seven years and three months in federal […]

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Kansas City, Kansas man pleads guilty in Missouri to heroin trafficking

A man pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a conspiracy to distribute more than three kilograms of heroin intercepted by law enforcement officers when it was shipped from California to Kansas City, Missouri. Solomon B. Hawthorne, 31, of Kansas City, Kansas, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips to participating […]

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Las Vegas man indicted in Missouri for carrying eight pounds of meth aboard bus

 A Las Vegas, Nevada, man was indicted by a federal grand jury for possessing more than eight pounds of methamphetamine in his duffel bag aboard a bus passing through Kansas City, Missouri. Reginald S. Thomas Sr., 52, was charged with possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute in an indictment returned by a federal grand […]

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Two men charged with heroin trafficking; Kansas City officers seize nearly 24 pounds of heroin at bus terminal

 Two men traveling through Kansas City, Missouri, were charged in federal court for possessing nearly 24 pounds of heroin aboard a bus en route from California to New York. Darwin G. Morales-Sagastume, 23, and Cristian J. Lopez-Catalan, 28, were charged in a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Mo., with […]

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Missouri man pleads guilty to meth trafficking on the day of his trial

A Union, Missouri, man who was scheduled to begin his criminal jury trial instead pleaded guilty in federal court to possessing six pounds of methamphetamine to distribute. Felix Franz Forjan, 71, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to one count of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. According to the plea […]

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California man charged in Missouri with trafficking more than four kilos of fentanyl

A California man was charged in federal court with transporting more than four kilograms of fentanyl from Los Angeles, California, to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, aboard a bus that stopped at a Kansas City, Missouri station. Miguel Angel Duran, 28, was charged with one count of possessing fentanyl with the intent to distribute in a criminal complaint […]

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Chicago man charged with money laundering in Harrison County after authorities find $28,000 cash in vehicle

A Chicago man has been charged in Harrison County with felony money laundering or attempted money laundering. Online court information shows an initial arraignment is scheduled for May 5th for 32-year-old Sydney Eghan. A probable cause statement from Highway Patrol Sergeant Jeffery Owen says $28,000-worth of currency was found in a plastic bag behind the […]

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Missouri woman sentenced to 16 years in prison without parole for distributing almost 7 pounds of heroin

A Missouri, woman has been sentenced in federal court for her role in leading a conspiracy to distribute large amounts of heroin in Greene County, Mo. Jasmine D. Steed, 34, of Springfield was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough on Thursday, March 25, to 16 years and eight months in federal prison without […]

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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 […]

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Mexican national sentenced to 12 years for meth trafficking

A Mexican national was sentenced in federal court after being arrested at a local bus station carrying a duffel bag that contained more than six pounds of methamphetamine. Jose Miguel Cabrera-Arteaga, 32, a lawful permanent resident married to a United States citizen residing in Ontario, Oregon, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner […]