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Junction City Man Sentenced to Life In Cocaine Trafficking Case

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Kansas

TOPEKA, KAN. – A Junction City man has been sentenced to life in federal prison for trafficking cocaine in Junction City and Manhattan, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today. Another defendant in the case was sentenced to more than 21 years.

Albert Dwayne Banks, 33, Junction, City, Kan. was sentenced to life. He was convicted on count one (conspiracy to distribute more than 280 grams of crack cocaine), count eight (distributing crack cocaine), count 11 (distribution crack cocaine), count 12 (distributing crack cocaine), count 15 (distributing crack cocaine) count 16 (distributing crack cocaine) and count 17 (distributing crack cocaine).

Martye Madabuti Madkins, III, 34, Junction City, Kan., was sentenced to 262 months in prison. He was convicted on count two (distributing crack cocaine), and count four (distributing crack cocaine within 1000 feet of an elementary school).

Banks and Madkins were convicted in June in a jury trial in Kansas City. During trial, prosecutors presented evidence that in late 2012 and early 2013 agents of Kansas Bureau of Investigation and detectives from the Junction City Police Department investigated a large crack cocaine trafficking organization in Junction City and Manhattan. The organization was led by defendants Albert Banks and co-defendant Anthony Thompson, who acquired drugs from three different suppliers and sold the drugs to distributors who resold them on the streets. The evidence showed that Madkins was a close associate of Banks and Thompson and that he distributed crack cocaine for them.

Co-defendant Anthony Thompson is set for sentencing Dec. 4.

Grissom commended the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, the Junction City Police Department, the Geary County Attorney’s Office and Assistant U.S. Attorney Tony Mattivi for their work on the case.


Updated November 25, 2015

Drug Trafficking