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Kansas City, Kan., Man Indicted
On Drug, Firearms Charges

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June 6, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A man from Kansas City, Kan., has been indicted on drug and firearms charges, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Joseph P. Pacheco, 41, Kansas City, Kan., is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, one count of carrying a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Feb. 5, 2013, in Kansas City, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a penalty of not less than five years and not more than 40 years and a fine up to $5 million on the conspiracy charge; a penalty of not less than five years – consecutive to a sentence for drug trafficking – and a fine up to $250,000 on the charge of possessing a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking; and a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the charge of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction.

The Kansas City, Kan., Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Zabel is prosecuting.

OTHER INDICTMENTS



Cheryl D. Seigler, 37, Wichita, is charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. The crimes are alleged to have occurred May 17 and May 31, 2013, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on each count. The Wichita Police Department investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mona Furst is prosecuting.

Antonio Villa-Cesario, 37, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by an alien illegally in the United States, and one count of unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported. The gun crime is alleged to have occurred May 21, 2013, in Wyandotte County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the gun charge, and a maximum penalty of two years and a fine up to $250,000 on the immigration charge. Homeland Security Investigations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Oakley is prosecuting.

Mario Alberto Medina-Urias, 28, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with one count of unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported. He was found May 24, 2013, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of two years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. ICE - Enforcement and Removal Operations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

Edgar Lara-Garcia, 31, a citizen of Guatemala, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported. He was found May 20, 2013, in Crawford County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of two years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. ICE - Enforcement and Removal Operations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

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

 

 

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