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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Kansas

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Duston J. Slinkard
, United States Attorney

Wichita Man Sentenced for Drug Trafficking

WICHITA, KAN. – A Kansas man has been sentenced to a total of 295 months in prison for drug trafficking crimes.

According to court documents, in March 2022, a federal jury convicted Travis Vontress, 45, of Wichita of the following charges:

  • one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine;
  • one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin;
  • one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine;
  • one count of maintaining a drug involved premises;
  • two counts of use of a communication facility to facilitate a drug trafficking crime;
  • one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine; and
  • one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime

The FBI, Wichita Police Department, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office, Barton County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Postal Service, Sedgwick County Regional Forensic Science Center, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), U.S. Marshall Service, Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the Nebraska State Patrol investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Matt Treaster and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Katie Andrusak prosecuted the case.

Kansas City Field Division