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NEWS RELEASE

OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY

WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI


BRADLEY J. SCHLOZMAN



Contact Don Ledford, Public Affairs ● (816) 426-4220 ● 400 East Ninth Street, Room 5510 ● Kansas City, MO 64106

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FEBRUARY 28, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


KC MAN INDICTED FOR CRACK COCAINE CONSPIRACY,

ILLEGAL FIREARM


            KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Bradley J. Schlozman, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was indicted by a federal grand jury today for participating in a conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine.


             Anthony D. Dorsey, 31, of Kansas City, was charged in a five-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Kansas City.


             Count One of the federal indictment alleges that Dorsey participated in a conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine from Nov. 9, 2006, to Feb. 9, 2007.


             Count Two of the federal indictment alleges that Dorsey was in possession with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine on Feb. 9, 2007.


             Count Three of the federal indictment alleges that Dorsey was in possession of a Hi Point 9 mm firearm in furtherance of the drug-trafficking crime alleged in Count One.


             Count Four of the federal indictment alleges that Dorsey was a felon in possession of a firearm. According to the indictment, Dorsey, who has previously been convicted of a felony crime, was in possession of a Hi Point 9 mm firearm on Feb. 9, 2007.


             Count Five is a forfeiture allegation, which would require Dorsey to forfeit to the government any property derived from the proceeds of the alleged offenses, including $2,800.


            Schlozman cautioned that the charges contained in this indictment are simply accusations, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charges must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.


            This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Catherine Connelly. It was investigated by the Jackson County Drug Task Force.


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