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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Indictment: Kansas City, Kan., Men Arrested with Two Pounds of Heroin

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Two men from Kansas City, Kan., were indicted today on charges of possession with intent to distribute more than two pounds of heroin, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

Hugo Miguel Lopez-Erazo, 30, Kansas City, Kan., and Cesar Donai Bautista, 38, Kansas City, Kan., are charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin. In addition, Lopez-Erazo is charged with two counts of distributing methamphetamine and one count of distributing heroin. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in July and August 2017, and January and May 2018 in Wyandotte County, Kan.

According to court documents, in May 2018 investigators working undercover arranged to buy two pounds of heroin from the defendants. Investigators met the defendants in a parking lot on South 18th Street in Kansas City, Kan., where they seized the heroin and arrested Lopez-Erazo and Bautista.

Upon conviction, the alleged crimes carry the following penalties:

Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute heroin: Not less than 10 years and a fine up to $10 million on each count.

Distribution of heroin: Up to 20 years and a fine up to $1 million.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) investigated. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney James Ward is prosecuting.

 

OTHER INDICTMENTS

Bryan K. Quinley, 37, Leavenworth, Kan., is charged with drug trafficking. The charges include two counts of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, two counts of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking and two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm following a felony conviction. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in March and April 2018 in Leavenworth and Johnson counties in Kansas.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:

Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine: Not less than 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $10 million.

Possession with intent to distribute cocaine: Up to 20 years and a fine up to $1 million.

Unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking: Not less than five years and a fine up to $150,000.

Unlawful possession of a firearm following a felony conviction: Up to 10 years and a fine up to $250,000.

The Drug Enforcement Administration investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Zabel is prosecuting.

 

Alex They Maya-Dimas, 37, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with one count of transporting aliens who were unlawfully in the United States and one count of unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported. The crime is alleged to have occurred May 16, 2018, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces up to five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the transportation charge, and up to two years and a fine up to $250,000 on the unlawful re-entry charge. Homeland Security Investigations (HIS) investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Lind is prosecuting.

Juan Diaz, 42, who is not a citizen of the United States, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the country after being deported. He was found April 10, 2018, in Wyandotte County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. Immigration and Customs Enforce (ICE) investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Rask is prosecuting.

 

Jose Luis Avila-Merino, 22, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported. He was found May 16, 2018, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces up to two years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. Homeland Security Investigations (HIS) investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Lind is prosecuting.

         

Jose Juan Hernandez-Vasquez, 19, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with illegally re-entering the United States after being deported. He was found May 16, 2018, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces up to two years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. Homeland Security Investigations (HIS) investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Lind is prosecuting.

         

Gregorio Omar Laredo-Terrones, 34, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with illegally re-entering the United States after being deported. He was found May 16, 2018, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces up to two years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. Homeland Security Investigations (HIS) investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Lind is prosecuting.

 

Erik Adan Luis-Rojas, 29, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with illegally re-entering the United States after being deported. He was found May 16, 2018, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces up to two years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. Homeland Security Investigations (HIS) investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Lind is prosecuting.

 

Jose Luis Rodriguez-Vazquez, 45, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with illegally re-entering the United States after being deported. He was found May 16, 2018, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces up to two years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. Homeland Security Investigations (HIS) investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Lind 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 June 6, 2018