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kC man convicted in crack cocaine conspiracy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 5, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was convicted in federal court late Wednesday for his role in a conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine.

Lonnie Goodrich, also known as “Daniel Watkins” and “Verdell Goodrich,” 58, of Kansas City, were found guilty following a two-day bench trial before U.S. District Judge Ortrie D. Smith of participating in a conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine in Jackson County, Mo., from Jan. 1, 2007, to Sept. 28, 2009.

The drug-trafficking conspiracy primarily operated in the 4600 block of Chestnut Avenue in Kansas City, Mo. According to evidence introduced at trial, Goodrich sold crack cocaine from his residence on Chestnut Avenue. The conspiracy is estimated to have generated $300,000 in drug proceeds, which Goodrich and his co-defendants must forfeit to the government.

Seven co-defendants have been sentenced after pleading guilty to their roles in the drug-trafficking conspiracy, and two co-defendants have pleaded guilty and await sentencing.

Charles Davis, also known as AHustler@ or AUncle Charley,@ 25, of Kansas City, Mo., was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison without parole. Christopher L. Jackson, also known as ACuz,@ 29, of Kansas City, Mo., was sentenced to 10 years and 10 months in federal prison without parole. Christopher T. Eubanks, also known as ABanks,@ 38, and Kalin Lenoir, also known as AKid,@ 26, both of the Kansas City area, were each sentenced to 10 years in federal prison without parole. Gerome D. Guy, also known as ARome,@ 29, Domynick Hubbard, also known as ADuke,@ 24, and Delvon Atkinson, also known as ADel,@ 22, all of Kansas City, Mo., were each sentenced to five years in federal prison without parole.

Jamar A. Johnson, also known as “Peanut,” 27, and Dwayne Guy, 30, both of Kansas City, Mo., have pleaded guilty and await sentencing.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David DeTar Newbert and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan C. Hershberger. It was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the NITRO Task Force.

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