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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Kansas

For Immediate Release

Monday, November 5, 2018
Stephen McAllister
, United States Attorney
Contact: Jim Cross

KCK Man Who Sold a Pound of Meth a Week Sentenced to 13 Years in Federal Prison

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Kansas City, Kan., man who admitted selling a pound of methamphetamine a week was sentenced Monday to 13 years in federal prison, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.


 Joseph L. Cornejo, 30, Kansas City, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. When investigators served a search warrant at his home in the 5000 block of Parkview, they found methamphetamine, almost $2,000 in cash and nine firearms including handguns and rifles. Cornejo told investigators he had been selling about a pound of methamphetamine a week and sometimes he traded meth for guns.


 McAllister commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Assistant U.S. Attorney Duston Slinkard for their work on the case.



Kansas City Field Division