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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 25, 2019

FBI Watched Courier Deliver 3+ Pounds of Methamphetamine

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Kansas City, Kan., man was sentenced today to 80 months in federal prison for acting as a courier to deliver more than three pounds of methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

Demetrius Summerson, 28, Kansas City, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of distributing methamphetamine. In his plea, he admitted that FBI agents had him under surveillance when he delivered more than 3.6 pounds of methamphetamine to a buyer in Lenexa, Kan. The buyer paid Summerson $10,000.

Summerson was working as a distributor for a drug trafficking organization operating in Johnson and Wyandotte counties that was obtaining methamphetamine from a provider in Michoacan, Mexico.

McAllister commended the FBI, the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department and Assistant U.S. Attorney Sheri Catania for their work on the case.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated February 25, 2019