OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
JOHN F. WOOD
Contact Don Ledford, Public Affairs ● (816) 426-4220 ● 400 East Ninth Street, Room 5510 ● Kansas City, MO 64106
MAY 15, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TEXAS MAN SENTENCED FOR POSSESSING HEROIN
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – John F. Wood, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that an El Paso, Texas, man was sentenced in federal court today for possession with the intent to distribute heroin.
Michael Anthony Warman, 19, of El Paso, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Ortrie D. Smith this afternoon to seven years and three months in federal prison without parole.
On Feb. 6, 2007, Warman pleaded guilty to being in possession with the intent to distribute heroin. Warman was in possession of 8.5 kilograms of heroin when he was arrested at a Greyhound bus station in Jackson County, Mo., on Sept. 15, 2006. The heroin was bundled in 37 clear plastic vacuum- and heat-sealed, grey-duct-taped bags, with 17 bundles carried in an Eastsport bag and 20 bundles secured to his torso and ankle areas.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jane Pansing Brown. It was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
This news release, as well as additional information about the office of the United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, is available on-line at