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Feb. 11, 2010

TWO INDICTED ON CHARGES OF RUNNING DRUG HOUSE NEAR LENEXA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

TOPEKA, KAN. – Lamont T. Drayton, 37, Lenexa, Kan., and Brittany Dorf, 23, Lawrence, Kan., are charged with two counts of maintaining a residence within 1,000 feet of Rosehill Elementary School in Lenexa, Kan., for the purpose of storing and distributing cocaine and marijuana. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in April 2009 and January 2010 in Lenexa, Kan.

According to the indictment, Drayton and Dorf maintained a drug involved premise at 12601 W. 97th Terrace, Apt. 200, in Lenexa.

In addition, Drayton is charged with two counts of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, two counts of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:
Maintaining a drug involved premise within 1,000 feet of school: Not less than one year and not more than 40 years in federal prison and a fine up to $1 million.
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine: A maximum penalty of 20 years and a fine up to $1 million
Possession with intent to distribute marijuana: A maximum penalty of 5 years and a fine up to $250,000.
Unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking: Not less than 5 years and not more than life and a fine up to $250,000.
Unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction: A maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000.

The Lawrence Police Department investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Terra Morehead is prosecuting.

OTHER INDICTMENTS


A federal grand jury meeting in Topeka, Kan., also returned the following indictments:

Gregory A. Gallatin, 50, Cincinnati, Ohio, is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute approximately 37 pounds of marijuana. The crime is alleged to have occurred Jan. 21, 2010, in Wabaunsee County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Drug Enforcement Administration investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Randy Hendershot is prosecuting.

Luis Ramirez-Torres, 31, and Eusebio Lopez-Estrada, 63, San Juan Capo, Calif., are charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The crime is alleged to have occurred Jan. 19, 2010, in Ellsworth County, Kan.

If convicted, they face a penalty of not less than 10 years in federal prison and not more than life, and a fine up to $4 million. The Drug Enforcement Administration investigated. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Duston Slinkard is prosecuting.

Patrick Nelson, 33, Rosedale, N.Y., is charged with one count of assault with a dangerous weapon, one count of making a threat against a person, and one count of restraining a person. The alleged crimes occurred Sept. 29, 2008, on the Fort Riley military installation.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the assault charge, a maximum penalty of 17 months and a fine up to $100,000 on the charge of making a threat, and a maximum penalty of 1 year and a fine up to $2,500 on the restraint charge. The FBI investigated. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Von Kliem is prosecuting.

Elizabeth Werkmeister, 24, Ft. Riley, Kan., is charged with one count of assault with a dangerous weapon and one count of domestic violence. The crimes are alleged to have occurred July 15, 2009, on the Ft. Riley military installation.

If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the assault charge, and a maximum penalty of 5 years and a fine up to $10,000 on the domestic violence charge. The FBI investigated. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Von Kliem is prosecuting.

Avery Sullivan Belibei, 30, Ft. Riley, Kan., is charged with one count of assault with a dangerous weapon, one count of aggravated sexual abuse, two counts of domestic violence, one count of threatening a person, and one count of attempting to prevent a victim from reporting a crime. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in January 2010 on the Ft. Riley military installation.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the assault charge, a maximum penalty of life and a fine up to $250,000 on the sexual abuse charge, a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $100,000 on the first domestic violence count, a maximum penalty of 5 years and a fine up to $100,000 on the second domestic violence count, a maximum penalty of 17 months and a fine up to $100,000 on the count of threatening a person, and a maximum penalty of 46 months and a fine up to $100,000 on the charge of attempting to prevent a victim from reporting a crime. The FBI investigated. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Von Kliem is prosecuting.

Deques Devowell Brown, 28, Overland Park, Kan., is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. The crime is alleged to have occurred Dec. 11, 2009, in Saline County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Randy Hendershot is prosecuting.

Tomaz Munoz-Yepez, 41, is charged with illegally re-entering the United States after being convicted of an aggravated felony and deported. He was found Jan. 2, 2010, in Shawnee County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Randy Hendershot is prosecuting.

Danny Alameddine, 35, Manhattan, Kan., is charged with one count of possessing a falsified non-immigrant visa. The crime is alleged to have occurred Jan. 1, 2010, in Riley County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 25 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The FBI and Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigated. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Maag is prosecuting.

Cecil L. Keyes, 59, Kansas City, Kan., is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. The crime is alleged to have occurred Feb. 4, 2010, in Wyandotte County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Oakley is prosecuting.

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments filed merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.

 

 

 

 

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