Drug Trafficking

Missouri teenager charged in federal court with drug trafficking, illegal firearm

A Missouri, teenager has been charged in federal court with drug trafficking and illegally possessing a firearm after selling a stolen handgun to an undercover federal agent. Antonio Johnson, 18, of Raytown, Missouri, was charged in a two-count complaint filed under seal in the U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Mo., on Sept. 3, 2020. […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 15 years without parole for attempting to entice a minor for illicit sex

A Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for attempting to entice a minor, who was actually an undercover law enforcement officer, to engage in criminal sexual activity. Jeffrey Charles Johnson, 52, of Columbia, Missouri was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 15 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced […]

Guilty Plea

Former Missouri fire department captain pleads guilty to illegally selling firearms to felons

A former captain in the Kansas City, Missouri, Fire Department pleaded guilty in federal court to charges related to illegally selling 77 firearms over a five-year period, and to selling firearms to convicted felons. “Our gun laws exist to make it hard for violent criminals to obtain the tools of their trade,” Garrison said.  “Felons, […]

U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison introduces Attorny General William Barr at Press Conference in KC

Audio: Attorney General William Barr announces updates on Operation Legend at press conference in Kansas City

 At a press conference in Kansas City, Missouri,  Attorney General William P. Barr announced updates on Operation Legend. You can listen to the full press conference in the audio clip below, which runs approximately thirty-three minutes.     “Operation LeGend is working,” said U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison in introducing Attorney General Barr. “In just four […]

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Three Mexican nationals sentenced to prison for role in meth conspiracy

Three Mexican nationals have been sentenced in federal court for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine. Alfredo Soto-Contreras, also known as “Antonio,” 38, of Kansas City, Missouri, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips to 10 years and 10 months in federal prison without parole. Omar Eliseo Barraza-Bueno, […]

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Attorney General issues cease and desist letter to Missouri man price gouging on N95 masks

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt issued a cease and desist letter to a Springfield area man who was confirmed, after investigation, to be selling N95 masks at inflated prices in the Springfield area. Attorney General Schmitt’s office opened an investigation in response to a report of possible price gouging by a report from TV station […]

Child Porn

Missouri man sentenced to 13-years in prison for images of child pornography

An Appleton City, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for sending images of child pornography to an undercover law enforcement officer. Anthony Dale Smith, 38, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 13 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Smith to 15 years of supervised release following […]

Charges added to heroin/fentanyl conspiracy involving 21 defendants

Additional charges and more defendants have been added to two federal indictments that now charge a total of 21 defendants for their roles in separate conspiracies to distribute heroin and fentanyl in the Springfield, Missouri, area, resulting in the overdose deaths of at least two people. Most of the defendants were arrested in a coordinated […]

Guilty Plea

Man who spent 38 years in prison for murder pleads guilty to drug trafficking while on parole

 An Olathe, Kansas, man who was on parole after spending 38 years in prison for murdering two people in a bar robbery, one of whom was an off-duty police officer, pleaded guilty to drug trafficking in federal court. Robert Lucious Toney, 67, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps, Jr. to one count […]

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Three charged with drug-trafficking conspiracy, agents seize 14 kilos of methamphetamine.

Three men were charged in federal court for their roles in a drug-trafficking conspiracy after federal agents seized 14 kilograms of methamphetamine. Jose Alvarado, 26, Victor Gomez-Rendon, 28, and Enrique Antonio Herrera-Saucedo, 21, were charged in a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Missouri. The federal criminal complaint alleges that […]