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NEWS RELEASE

OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY

WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI


JOHN F. WOOD



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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.


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