Kansas City Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison for Drug Trafficking
KANSAS CITY, KS—A Kansas City, Kan., was sentenced Monday to 30 years in federal prison for methamphetamine trafficking, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.
Jesus Octavio Valdez-Aguirre, 25, Kansas City, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The factual basis for the plea states that from January 2014 to September 2014 Valdez-Aguirre was part of drug trafficking organization that distributed methamphetamine in the metro Kansas City area. The methamphetamine was manufactured in Mexico, smuggled to California and then to Kansas.
On Aug. 14, 2014, FBI agents were watching when Valdez-Aguirre and another man drove a white Chevrolet Astro van into an alley behind a barber shop in Kansas City, Kan. They delivered 13 pounds of methamphetamine that conspirators hid in a Jeep Liberty at 1201 Minnesota. On Sept. 5, 2014, investigators arrested Valdez-Aguirre and other conspirators at 1248 Osage in Kansas City, Kan. Among the items seized were more than $5,000 in cash and a drug ledger.
Grissom commended the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Sheri McCracken for their work on the case.