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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 19, 2014

$20,000 Methamphetamine Deal Sends Wichita Man To Federal Prison For 10+ Years

WICHITA, KAN. – A Wichita man who sold an undercover buyer a pound of methamphetamine for $20,000 was sentenced Thursday to 121 months in federal prison, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Patrick C. Hains, 39, Wichita, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.

In his plea, Hains admitted he was arrested Jan. 14, 2014, at Pelican Point Apartments, 2150 N. Meridian, after a Wichita police officer working undercover paid him $20,000 cash for a pound of methamphetamine. Investigators searched Hains’ residence in the 500 block of South Woodchuck and seized a shotgun that he kept behind the front door to protect himself during drug transactions.

Co-defendants include:
Wyatt Leedy, 35, Wichita, who is awaiting trial.
Jose Ramon Montelongo-Castrejon, 28, Wichita, is set for sentencing Aug. 1.

Grissom commended the Wichita Police Department and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hart for their work on the case.

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Updated December 15, 2014