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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 6, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


TEXAS MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO

POSSESSING HEROIN


            KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Bradley J. Schlozman, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that an El Paso, Texas, man pleaded guilty in federal court today to possession with the intent to distribute heroin.


            Michael Anthony Warman, 19, of El Paso, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Ortrie D. Smith this morning to the charge contained in a Sept. 27, 2006, federal indictment.


            Warman was in possession of more than a kilogram of heroin when he was arrested at a Greyhound bus station in Jackson County, Mo., on Sept. 15, 2006.


            Under federal statutes, Warman could be subject to a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in federal prison without parole, up to life in federal prison without parole, plus a fine up to $4 million. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the completion of a presentence investigation by the United States Probation Office.


            This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jane Pansing Brown. It was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration.


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