Kansas City Field Division

Joplin Man Sentenced to 22 Years for Meth Conspiracy, Firearms

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Joplin, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for his role in a conspiracy to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine in Jasper County, Mo., and for illegally possessing firearms.

Jose DeLeon Cazares, 29, of Joplin, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 22 years in federal prison without parole.

Last Reviewed May 6, 2015

St. Joseph Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Crack Cocaine, Illegal Firearm

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a St. Joseph, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for distributing crack cocaine and illegally possessing a firearm.

Brian K. Brewer, 23, of St. Joseph, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to 10 years in federal prison without parole.

Last Reviewed May 6, 2015

Cedar Rapids Man Sentenced to 420 Months in Federal Prison for Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine

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A man who conspired with others to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine was sentenced on January 12, 2015, to 35 years in federal prison.

Jacob William Brisbin, 28, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received the prison term after an October 6, 2014, guilty plea to conspiracy to manufacture and distribute a controlled substance.

Last Reviewed May 6, 2015

Independence Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Contraband Cigarette Trafficking

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that an Independence, Mo., business owner pleaded guilty in federal court today to his role in a multi-million dollar, multi-state conspiracy to transport hundreds of thousands of cartons of contraband cigarettes from the Kansas City, Mo., area to the state of New York, where they were sold primarily on Indian reservations.

Last Reviewed May 5, 2015

KC Man Sentenced to 30 Years for PCP Trafficking, Illegal Firearms

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for possessing PCP with the intent to distribute and for illegally possessing firearms.

Jerry D. Scott, 41, of Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to 30 years in federal prison without parole.

Last Reviewed May 5, 2015

ATF Offers Reward In Ferguson Fires

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ST. LOUIS — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced today a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for starting the fires that destroyed numerous businesses and a church in the wake of  last week’s Grand Jury decision in Ferguson, Mo.

Last Reviewed May 14, 2015

KC Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Illegal Firearms, Sold Weapons Used in Murder

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Kansas City, Mo., man has been sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing numerous firearms, including a handgun that was used to commit a murder.

Michael L. Bradford, also known as Derrick Lamont Brown, 30, of Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, to 25 years in federal prison without parole.

Last Reviewed May 5, 2015

27 Defendants Indicted for Drug-Trafficking, Prostitution Conspiracies, Illegal Firearms

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that 15 Columbia, Mo., residents are among 27 defendants who have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a large-scale conspiracy to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine in Boone County, Mo., and a conspiracy to promote prostitution in Boone County.

Last Reviewed May 5, 2015

West Plains Man Sentenced for Meth, Firearms

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a West Plains, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for manufacturing methamphetamine and illegally possessing several firearms.

Russell Scott Adams, 33, of West Plains, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 12 years and eight months in federal prison without parole.

Last Reviewed May 5, 2015

Jury Convicts Jefferson City Man of Illegal Firearms

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Jefferson City, Mo., man has been convicted by a federal trial jury today for illegally possessing firearms.

Terrence Lamar Hawkins, 46, of Jefferson City, was found guilty on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, of two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Last Reviewed May 5, 2015

Former Davenport Men Sentenced for 2011 Home Invasion Robbery

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DAVENPORT, IA – On October 23, 2014, Louis Warren, Jr., age 28, and John Louis Hodges, age 32, both formerly of Davenport, Iowa, were sentenced by Chief United States District Judge James E. Gritzner for attempted interference with commerce by robbery in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1951 announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Warren was sentenced to 168 months imprisonment, and Hodges was sentenced to 192 months imprisonment.

Last Reviewed May 14, 2015

KC Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Illegal Firearm

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for illegally possessing a firearm.

Shalamar J. Wade, 34, of Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to 15 years and eight months in federal prison without parole. Wade was sentenced as an armed career criminal due to his prior felony convictions.

Last Reviewed May 14, 2015

Dean Coconspirator and Local Methamphetamine Dealer Both Sentenced to Federal Prison

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A Sioux City man was sentenced October 24, 2014, to 10 years in federal prison, and a Sioux City woman was also sentenced on October 24, 2014, to 5 years in federal prison.

Craig Barclay, age 34, from Sioux City, received his prison term after a February 27, 2014, guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

Last Reviewed May 14, 2015

Ten-Time Drug Felon Involved in Stand-Off with U.S. Marshals Sent to Federal Prison for Over Thirty Years

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A man who was arrested after a six-hour stand-off with the U.S. Marshal’s Service was sentenced on October 20, 2014 on his tenth felony drug conviction to more than 30 years in federal prison.

Brandon Thompson, 44, from Iowa City, Iowa, received the prison term after a June 16, 2014 guilty plea to possession with intent to deliver 500 grams or more of methamphetamine after a prior felony drug offense.

Last Reviewed May 14, 2015

Springfield Man Sentenced for Crack Cocaine, Firearm

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Springfield, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for illegally possessing crack cocaine and a firearm.

Ulysses Johnson, 37, of Springfield, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 12 years and six months in federal prison without parole.

Last Reviewed April 24, 2015

Topeka Man Indicted on Federal Firearms Charge

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TOPEKA, KAN. – A Topeka man was indicted Wednesday on a federal charge of conspiring to buy firearms and unlawfully transfer them to a buyer in another state, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Donald Gene Garst, 52, who is in the custody of the Bureau of Prisons, is charged with one count of conspiring to unlawfully transfer firearms. The indictment alleges that on Aug. 16, 2013, Garst was referring to firearms when he told an unindicted co-conspirator that there was a lot of money to be made in “women’s shoes” and that they should acquire all the “women’s shoes” they could.

Last Reviewed April 24, 2015

Raymondville Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Illegal Firearm

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Raymondville, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for illegally possessing a firearm.

Lloyd W. Reeves, 51, of Raymondville, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to 15 years in federal prison without parole. Reeves was sentenced as an armed career offender due to his prior felony convictions.

Last Reviewed April 24, 2015

Neosho Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Meth Conspiracy

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Neosho, Mo., couple have been sentenced in federal court for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Jasper and Newton counties.

Gregory M. Holcomb, 53, of Neosho, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, to 20 years in federal prison without parole. Co-defendant Malinda Sue Willis, 49, also of Neosho, was sentenced on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, to six years in federal prison without parole.

Last Reviewed April 24, 2015

Northwest MO, KC Residents Sentenced for Meth, Illegal Firearms

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a mother and son in northwest Missouri and a Kansas City, Mo., man have been sentenced in federal court for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and for illegally possessing firearms.

Carlos Olivas, also known as “Chuco,” 40, of Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Greg Kays today to 15 years in federal prison without parole.

Last Reviewed April 24, 2015

ATF, Firearms Industry Offer Reward in Gun Store Burglary

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SPENCER, Iowa — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) along with the Spencer Police Department and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, today announced a reward of $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the firearms theft from the federally licensed firearms (FFL) dealer Southern Archery, 305 S.E. 11th Street, in Spencer. The NSSF is matching the reward for a total of $10,000.

Last Reviewed May 14, 2015

Charles City Man Sentenced to More Than Five Years in Prison for Being a Felon in Possession of Stolen Firearms

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A man who was caught with four stolen firearms after a high speed chase through three counties was sentenced today to more than five years in federal prison.

FRANKLIN FOSTER, age 22, from Charles City, Iowa, received the prison term after a June 11, 2014, guilty plea to being a felon in possession of firearms.

Last Reviewed April 24, 2015

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