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KCK Man Indicted On Federal Drug, Gun Charges

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

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Antonio Wright, 33, Kansas City, Kan., is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The crimes are alleged to have occurred May 10, 2020, in Johnson County, Kan.

If convicted, he could face penalties of up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the firearm charge and up to 20 years and a fine up to $1 million on each of the drug charges. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle McFarlane is prosecuting.

 

OTHER INDICTMENTS

 

Raul Valenzuela-Arce, 28, is charged with one count of distributing methamphetamine. The crime is alleged to have occurred Oct. 2, 2019, in Shawnee County, Kan.

If convicted, he could face a penalty of not less than 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $10 million. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) investigated. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Lindsey Debenham is prosecuting.

 

Francisco Alvarenga-Cuellar, 53, who is not a citizen of the United States, is charged with one count of unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported. He was found Aug. 24, 2020, in Wyandotte County, Kan.

If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan Huschka is prosecuting.

 

Cesar Carrasco-Carrasco, 44, who is not a citizen of the United States, is charged with one count of unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported. He was found Jan. 29, 2020, in Wyandotte County, Kan.

If convicted, he could face up 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan Huschka is prosecuting.

 

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

Updated September 23, 2020

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Drug Trafficking
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