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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Indictment: Drug Deals Took Place Within 1,000 Feet of Elementary School

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A federal grand jury returned an indictment today alleging drug deals were taking place within 1,000 feet of Junction Elementary School, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

Michael Pruitt, 48, who is in federal custody, was charged with two counts of distributing methamphetamine and one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of the school at 2570 S. 42nd Street in Kansas City, Kan.

According to court documents, three times in November 2018 investigators working undercover bought methamphetamine from Pruitt. The transactions took place at a business at 4200 Shawnee Drive. A search of that business turned up almost two pounds of methamphetamine.

If convicted, Pruitt faces a penalty of not less than five years on the first distribution count, and not less than 10 years on each of the other counts. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sheri Catania is prosecuting.

 

OTHER INDICTMENTS

 

A Kansas man is charged with selling a pound of methamphetamine to an undercover investigator in a restaurant parking lot in Kansas City, Kan.

Moises Martinez-Martinez, 31, Kansas City, Kan., is charged with one count of distributing methamphetamine. According to court documents, Martinez-Martinez agreed to sell a pound of methamphetamine to undercover investigators for $5,000. The deal took place in the parking lot of Tapatio restaurant.

If convicted, he faces a penalty of not less than 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $10 million. The FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sheri Catania is prosecuting.


Mario Uriel-Quinones, 39, Leavenworth, Kan., is charged with escaping from custody at the Grossman residential reentry center in Leavenworth. The crime is alleged to have occurred Sept. 18, 2018.

If convicted, he faces up to five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The U.S. Marshals Service investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tris Hunt is prosecuting.

 

Robert Boyles, Jr., 55, Kansas City, Mo., is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm following a felony conviction. The crime is alleged to have occurred Dec. 28, 2017, in Johnson County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a penalty of up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Oakley is prosecuting.

 

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.

 

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated November 28, 2018