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Defendant in Operation Stonewalled Sentenced to 30 Years for Drug Trafficking

U.S. Attorney’s Office July 28, 2009
  • District of Kansas (316) 269-6481

KANSAS CITY, KS—Boytina Locke, 33, Kansas City, Kan., has been sentenced to 360 months in federal prison, U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch said today.

In February 2009, Locke pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine.

Locke was one of more than 40 defendants named in three indictments filed as a result of Operation Stonewalled, a drug trafficking investigation that began in 2006 when the Kansas City, Kan. Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Drug Enforcement Administration identified a gang called the "Kickboyz" that was selling cocaine and crack cocaine in the Kansas City area.

Investigators determined that Locke was one of the primary members of the trafficking organization. He obtained cocaine from co-defendant Juan Carlos Olvera-Rivera, and in turn distributed the cocaine to other members of the conspiracy. For instance, investigators determined that on at least six occasions Locke sold co-defendant Jeremy Jacobs quarter kilogram quantities of cocaine for $4,700 each.

Co-defendants in the indictment with Locke include:

  • Jose Alfredo Gutierrez, who was sentenced to 135 months in federal prison.
  • Sergio Loya-Villalobos, who was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison.
  • Charles R. Singleton, who was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison.
  • Julie Banks, who was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison.
  • Jermaine L. Douglas, who was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison.
  • Edward Quincy Pots, who was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison.
  • Eric Goodwin, who was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison.
  • Anthony Hill, who was sentenced to 87 months in federal prison.
  • Jeremy Jacobs, who was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison.
  • Corey Potts, who was sentenced to 48 months in federal prison.

Welch commended all the federal agencies that participated in Operation Stonewalled including: The Leavenworth Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department, the Wyandotte County District Attorney's Office, the Atchison Police Department, the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Kansas Highway Patrol, the Johnson County Sheriff's Department, the Overland Park Police Department, the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Belton Police Department, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, the Missouri Highway Patrol, the Lafayette County Attorney's Office, the Olathe Police Department, the Lee's Summit Police Department, the Jackson County, Mo., Sheriff's Office, the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Marshals Service, the U.S. Postal Service, the Raymore, Mo., Police Department, the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office and the Topeka Police Department, as well as Assistant U.S. Attorney Terra Morehead, who prosecuted the case.

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