Indictment

Twenty defendants in Missouri indicted in drug-trafficking conspiracy

Twenty defendants, primarily residents of Kansas City, Missouri, have been indicted for their roles in a drug-trafficking conspiracy. Most of the defendants were arrested during a law enforcement operation last week that resulted in seizures of firearms, heroin and other illegal drugs, and large amounts of cash. Ladele D. Smith, also known as “Dellio” and […]

Gun Crime or Firearm

Missouri man sentenced for illegal firearm, meth trafficking

A Columbia, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court today for illegally possessing a firearm and methamphetamine to distribute. Elfonta Arnaz Stevens, 44, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to seven years and six months in federal prison without parole. On June 5, 2019, Stevens pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine with the […]

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Mexican national who illegally entered the U.S. seven times pleads guilty to meth conspiracy

A Mexican national who has illegally entered the United States at least seven times pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a conspiracy to distribute large amounts of methamphetamine in the Kansas City, Missouri, area and in the Springfield, Missouri, area. Armando Quintana-Galaz, 37, a citizen of Mexico residing in Springfield, pleaded guilty […]

Drug Trafficking

Missouri man sentenced to 15-years for drug trafficking, illegal firearm

A Purdy, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for possessing methamphetamine to distribute and illegally possessing a firearm. Guadalupe Urbina-Rodriguez, 71, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 15 years in federal prison without parole. Urbina-Rodriguez was found guilty at trial on March 26, 2019, of possessing methamphetamine to distribute, possessing […]

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Marshfield woman sentenced for role to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine

A Marshfield, Missouri, woman was sentenced in federal court for her role in a conspiracy to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine. Jami L. Deam, 35, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to nine years in federal prison without parole. On February 6, 2019, Deam pleaded guilty to participating in a drug-trafficking conspiracy […]

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Dozens of Missouri legislative bills become law today

Historically, most of the bills passed during the Missouri Legislature’s regular session become law on August 28. Of the roughly 2,100 measures filed this year, 144 proposals made it across the finish line. Dozens of proposals become official today. Here is a snapshot of 10 key measures taking effect: Education funding In the fiscal year […]