Nine men indicted for drug trafficking in Sedgwick County

Posted 2 years ago

By Fred Gough

KANSAS CITY, KANSAS – A Federal Grand Jury in Kansas City, Kansas has indicted nine men for drug trafficking in Sedgwick County.

Victor Casarez-Ramirez, 26; Diego Beltran-Vega, 43; Hector Medina-Hernandez, 29; Cesar Hernandez, 34; Israel Ramirez-Unzuetta, 23; Robert J. Slater, 43; Javier Aldrete, 31; Samuel Galindo, 20, Wichita, Kan., and Jose Rojas, 26, Wichita, Kan., are charged with drug trafficking.

The 32-count indictment includes charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, unlawful use of a telephone in furtherance of drug trafficking, distribution and possession with intent to distribute controlled substances and unlawful possession of a firearm by an undocumented alien. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in 2011 and 2012 in Sedgwick County.

Upon conviction for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, they would receive not less than 10-years and not more than life and a fine up to $4 million on each count.

For unlawful use of a telephone in furtherance of drug trafficking, the maximum penalty is four years and a fine up to 250-thousand dollars on each count.

For distributing of methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, the penalty is not less than five years and not more than 40 years and a fine up to $2 million on each count.

For, possession of a firearm by an undocumented alien, the maximum penalty of 10-years and a fine up to $250,000.

And, for possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, not less than five years and not more than life and a fine up to $250,000.


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