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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Trafficking Guilty Plea

WICHITA, KAN. – Richard H. Adams, IV, 29, was sentenced to 144 months in prison after pleading guilty to Possession with the Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, a Class A felony. 

According to court documents, in 2019, Adams was pulled over in Nebraska by a state trooper for speeding. A search of the vehicle yielded the discovery of what was later determined to be at least 2,200 grams of methamphetamine. Two loaded firearms belonging to Adams and $11,300 in U.S. currency were also found. Adams admitted he planned to transport the methamphetamine to Wichita, Kansas, for distribution. 

“The arrest, prosecution, and resolution of this case demonstrates an effective collaboration between law enforcement and federal prosecutors. Their efforts prevented a dangerous, illicit substance from reaching our communities and caused the perpetrator to have to pay for his crime,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Dunston Slinkard.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Nebraska Highway Patrol investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Matt Treaster and Katie Andrusak prosecuted the case.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated June 22, 2021