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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Fort Scott Man Sentenced To 20+ Years On Federal Drug Trafficking Charges

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Fort Scott man has been sentenced to more than 20 years in federal prison on drug trafficking charges, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Jonathan Brumback, 43, Fort Scott, Kan., was sentenced to 250 months in federal prison and ordered to forfeit $27,000 in proceeds from the crime. In his plea, he admitted that on Aug. 1, 2012, he sold approximately a gram of methamphetamine to a buyer working undercover for the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. The transaction took place at his shop in Ft. Scott. On Aug. 4, 2012, he sold more than six grams of methamphetamine to a buyer working undercover. The transaction took place at his residence in Ft. Scott. On Aug. 5, investigators served search warrants at his home and shop, where they found approximately half a pound of methamphetamine and $24,000 in cash.

On Aug. 20, 2012, an undercover agent purchased a quarter pound of methamphetamine for a little more than $5,000 from one of Brumback’s co-defendants, Rogelio Amada Lamas. The price included $3,000 that Brumback owed for methamphetamine he purchased from Lamas.

Co-defendants include:
Rogelio Amada Lamas, who is scheduled for sentencing Dec. 9.
Johana Villanueva-Renteria, who is set for sentencing Oct. 22.

Grissom commended the Fort Scott Police Department, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Assistant Attorney General Steven Wilhoft with Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt's Office and Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Rask for their work on the case.

Updated December 15, 2014