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Two Men Sentenced For Distributing Heroin In Wichita

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January 9, 2012

WICHITA, KAN. – Two men have been sentenced to federal prison for distributing heroin in Wichita, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Jermaine Ward, 28, Wichita, Kan., was sentenced to 50 months in federal prison. Ward pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin, one count of distributing heroin and one count of using the U.S. postal service in furtherance of drug trafficking. His brother, Jamel Ward, 33, Wichita, Kan., was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison. He pleaded guilty to one count of using the U.S. postal service in furtherance of drug trafficking and one count of using a telephone in furtherance of drug trafficking.

In their pleas, they admitted that Jamel Ward obtained heroin in New York and mailed it to Jermaine Ward in Wichita, who distributed it locally. Investigators working undercover bought heroin from Jermaine Ward. The heroin came in small packages with labels such as Grave Digga, New Era, Good Ol Boy and Ace.

Grissom commended the Wichita Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration and Assistant U.S. Attorney David Lind for their work on the case.

 

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