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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Indictment: Items Thrown from Car Included Methamphetamine, Handgun

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Shaun Salazar, 59, Bonner Springs, Kan., is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, one count of unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Dec. 15, 2018, in Wyandotte County, Kan.

According to documents filed in court, when Bonner Springs police attempted to stop the defendant’s car officers saw several objects being thrown from the car. Items recovered included a ziplock bag of methamphetamine, a .45-caliber handgun and a magazine containing ammunition. Inside the car, officers found a .380-caliber pistol and two baggies of methamphetamine.

If convicted, he could face not less than five years and not more than 40 years on the drug charge, not less than five years and a fine up to $250,000 on the charge of unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, and up to 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the charge of unlawful possession by a felon. The Bonner Springs Police Department investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Terra Morehead is prosecuting.

 

OTHER INDICTMENTS

 

         

Jesus Labrado, 27, Kansas City, Kan., is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. The crime is alleged to have occurred Nov. 16, 2019, in Wyandotte County, Kan.

If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sheri Catania is prosecuting.

 

Joshua A. Chase, 35, is charged with escaping from federal custody at the Grossman Community Corrections Center in Leavenworth, Kan. The crime is alleged to have occurred Nov. 13, 2019.

If convicted, he could face 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.

 

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

 

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Updated December 18, 2019