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Paola Man Sentenced In Federal Meth Trafficking Case

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

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Kansas man was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in federal prison for methamphetamine trafficking, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

 Miles Joseph McWhorter, 34, Paola, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. McWhorter was yelling, moving erratically and acting aggressively toward law enforcement officers when they stopped his car in Ottawa, Kan. Investigators found almost a pound of methamphetamine in the car, as well as ammunition and $2,724 in cash. After McWhorter was arrested, McWhorter’s girlfriend was arrested with 200 grams of methamphetamine and a shotgun belonging to McWhorter.

McAllister commended the Franklin County Drug Enforcement Unit, the KBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Sheri Catania for their work on the case.

Updated November 13, 2018

Drug Trafficking