Kansas City Field Division

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jury Convicts KC Man of Illegal Drugs, 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 convicted in federal court today of illegally possessing a controlled substance and firearms.

Rashawn Long, 33, of Kansas City, was found guilty of both counts contained in a Nov. 15, 2013, federal indictment. Long was convicted of one count of possessing Buphedrone (also known as bath salts, a controlled substance similar to methamphetamine) with the intent to distribute and one count of being a felon in possession of firearms.

New York Business Must Pay $1 Million Fine, Restitution, Money Judgment for Contraband Cigarette Trafficking

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a New York business was sentenced in federal court today for its role in a 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.

Project Ceasefire: Independence Man Sentenced to 16 Years for Illegal Firearm

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

Edward L. Garlock, Jr., 47, of Independence, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dean Whipple to 16 years and eight months in federal prison without parole. Garlock was sentenced as an armed career criminal due to his prior felony convictions.

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K-9 Andi is an ATF Explosives Detection Canine (EDC) assigned to the Kansas City Field Division. Her job is to find explosives, guns and ammunition. K-9 Andi started her training with the Puppy Behind Bars organization.

Linn County Men Plead Guilty to Federal Firearms Violations

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KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Two Linn County men pleaded guilty Monday to federal firearms violations, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Barry Walker, 70, Mound City, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of allowing a convicted felon to possess firearms and ammunition. Jeffrey Nicholas, 47, Pleasanton, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of possessing firearms and ammunition after a felony conviction.

Jury Convicts Lebanon Man of Firearms Violations After He Rammed Into Pawn Shop With His Car

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Lebanon, Mo., man was convicted in federal court today for illegally possessing a firearm and attempting to acquire a firearm.

James Roy Jacoby, 31, of Lebanon, was found guilty of both counts of a May 8, 2011, federal indictment that charges him with being a felon in possession of a firearm and with making false statements in an attempt to acquire a firearm.

Fulton Man Sentenced To 15 Years For Marijuana, Illegal Firearm

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Fulton, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today on two separate cases for marijuana trafficking and for illegally possessing a firearm.

Corey James Brewer, 30, of Fulton, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Fernando J. Gaitan to 15 years in federal prison without parole. Brewer was sentenced as an armed career criminal due to his prior felony convictions.

Camden County Man Sentenced For Meth, Illegal Firearm

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Camden County, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and for illegally possessing a firearm.

Donald George LaFlamme, III, 37, of Camden County, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Fernando J. Gaitan to 12 years and seven months in federal prison without parole.

Missouri Man Sentenced for Robbery, Shooting at Leawood McDonald's

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KANSAS CITY, KAN. - A Missouri man was sentenced Monday to 100 months in federal prison for a robbery and shooting at a McDonald’s restaurant in Leawood, Kan., U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. The sentenced is to be served consecutively to a 60-month sentence previously imposed in a case in federal court in the Western District of Missouri.

Oelwein Felon Sentenced to More Than Five Years' Imprisonment for Possession of Stolen Handguns

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A convicted felon who was found in possession of two stolen handguns was sentenced today to more than five years in federal prison.  Michael Rohrick, age 28, from Oelwein, Iowa, received the prison term after a February 24, 2014, guilty plea to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Three Topeka Men Indicted on Federal Gun Charges in Unrelated Cases

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WICHITA, KAN. – Three Topeka men were indicted Wednesday on federal gun charges in unrelated cases, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Courtney Douglas Grayson, 32, Topeka, Kan., is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a .38 caliber revolver and ammunition after being convicted of a felony. He was convicted in 2013 in Shawnee County on a felony charge of criminal discharge of a firearm at an occupied building. The gun crime is alleged to have occurred Jan. 29, 2014, in Shawnee County, Kan.

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.

Reginald Cole, 26, of Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to 15 years in federal prison without parole. Cole was sentenced as an armed career criminal due to his prior felony convictions.

KCK Man Sentenced to 15 Years For 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, Kan., man was sentenced in federal court today for illegally possessing two firearms.

Gregory E. Mitchell, 41, of Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips to 15 years in federal prison without parole. Mitchell was sentenced as an armed career criminal due to his prior felony convictions.

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