Monday, January 13, 2020
FEDS BUST KANSAS CITY METH & HEROIN RING AND SEIZE 77 ILLEGAL GUNS!!!
There's a lot of info in this presser and it offers an EXCELLENT LOOK AT SUSPECTED KANSAS CITY THUG LIFE along with an insight into the local drug game.
We've redacted the names for a lot of reasons but mostly because we don't want any junkies coming after TKC if they beat the rap.
A highlight and glimpse into how the criminal class operates . . .
THIS SCATHING INDICTMENT INCLUDES SCINTILLATING DEETS ON AN ALLEGED KANSAS CITY DRUG DEALER ACCEPTING FIVE POUNDS OF WEED VIA FEDEX!!!
This tidbit makes all of the "gun stuff" even scarier given that these suspected dope men weren't rocket scientists and might as well have ordered signs advertising their illicit biz. Still, the KC is safer now that this crew confront serious charges.
11 Area Residents Indicted for $1.7 Million Meth, Heroin Conspiracy
Numerous Illegal Firearms Officers Seized 77 Firearms, Large Amounts of Illegal Drugs During the Investigation
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Eleven defendants have been indicted for their roles in a $1.7 million conspiracy to distribute 150 kilograms of methamphetamine and 10 kilograms of heroin, as well as illegally possessing numerous firearms.
The suspects were charged in a 22-count indictment returned under seal by a federal grand jury in Kansas City on Dec. 12, 2019. That indictment has been unsealed and made public following the arrests and initial court appearances of the defendants.
The federal indictment alleges that all of the defendants participated in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and heroin and in a money-laundering conspiracy from Jan. 1, 2017, to Dec. 12, 2109.
According to court records, law enforcement officers seized 77 firearms during the course of the investigation. Among those firearms were 69 firearms seized at A SUSPECT residence, including 45 firearms seized on Feb. 22, 2019, and 20 firearms seized on Oct. 23, 2019, and four firearms seized on Dec. 2, 2019.
The federal indictment replaces a criminal complaint filed on Nov. 26, 2019. According to an affidavit filed in support of the original complaint, A SUSPECT was involved in at least two shooting incidents. On Feb. 12, 2019, officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the Quik Trip parking lot at 7100 NE Parvin Rd., but THE SUSPECT drove out of the parking lot and led officers on a pursuit. THE SUSPECT entered the eastbound lanes while driving westbound into opposing traffic, the affidavit says, then drove his Jeep off the road and up a hill. HE got out of the vehicle with his dog and ran into some trees and brush. Officers found THE SUSPECT hiding inside a large trash dumpster in a nearby parking lot and arrested him. He was carrying two grams of methamphetamine, a firearm magazine, and $1,096. Officers also located the drawstring backpack he had been carrying and discarded, the affidavit says, which contained 48 grams of cocaine HCL, 10 grams of marijuana, and 280 grams of methamphetamine. Officers found a Springfield Armory .45-caliber handgun near the location where the foot chase began. Officers searched THE SUSPECT'S vehicle and found four cell phones, a tablet, a laptop, and ammunition.
The federal indictment replaces criminal complaints filed against TWO OTHER SUSPECT'S on Dec. 3, 2019. According to the affidavits filed in support of those complaints, THEY were arrested that day after ONE SUSPECT purchased methamphetamine. Officers stopped THE SUSPECT as he was leaving ANOTHER SUSPECT'S residence. THE FIRST SUSPECT, the affidavit says, was carrying approximately 280 grams of methamphetamine and a loaded SCCY 9mm semi-automatic handgun.
According to the affidavit, officers executed a search warrant at ANOTHER SUSPECT residence on Dec. 2, 2019, and officers seized well over a kilogram of methamphetamine buried in a large metal trash can full of dog food, located in the front room. Officers also seized a Glock .40-caliber handgun with an extended magazine, a Smith and Wesson AR-15-style rifle, an FIE .25-caliber automatic handgun, a Glock .357-caliber handgun, ammunition, a World War II-era gas grenade, multiple packages of suspected marijuana, and more than $2,000.
An earlier search warrant had been executed at ANOTHER SUSPECT'S residence on Feb. 22, 2019, when officers seized 45 firearms, more than three kilograms of methamphetamine and approximately $66,000. A search warrant had also been executed at THIS SUSPECT'S residence on Oct. 23, 2019, after investigators discovered a FedEx parcel sent to that address, which contained 5.4 pounds of marijuana. Investigators conducted a controlled delivery of the parcel, the affidavit says, which THE SUSPECT (using an alias) accepted. Officers arrested and searched his residence, seizing 20 firearms and more than 600 grams of methamphetamine.
In addition to the conspiracies charged in the indictment NINE SUSPECTS were also charged together in one count of possessing 500 grams of methamphetamine and one kilogram of heroin to distribute.
SEVERAL SUSPECTS were charged with one count of possessing, carrying, or using a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime. SIX were charged with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. FOUR were charged with one count of being a drug user in possession of firearms and ammunition.
The indictment also contains a forfeiture allegation, which would require the defendants to forfeit to the government any proceeds obtained from the alleged drug-trafficking conspiracy, including a money judgment of approximately $1,745,000, which allegedly was received in exchange for the distribution of more than 150 kilograms of methamphetamine (based on an average street price of $250 per ounce) and more than 10 kilograms of heroin (based on an average street price of $1,200 per ounce).
The charges contained in this indictment are simply accusations, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charges must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.
This case is being prosecuted by an Assistant U.S. Attorney. It was investigated by the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Clay County, Mo., Sheriff’s Department, the Jackson County Drug Task Force, the Buchanan County, Mo., Sheriff’s Department, the Buchanan County Drug Strike Force, and IRS-Criminal Investigation.
Developing . . .