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Two Kansas City Area Men Sentenced In $93,000 Drug Deal

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

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Two Kansas City area men who set up a $93,000 drug deal have been sentenced to federal prison, Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.

Timothy Wilson, 51, Kansas City, Mo., and John Hernandez, 38, Kansas City, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine. Wilson was sentenced Wednesday to 90 months in federal prison. Hernandez was sentenced Tuesday to 57 months.

In their pleas, they admitted they arranged to buy three kilograms of cocaine at a price of $31,000 per kilogram. They were not aware that the sellers were undercover agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement from El Paso, Texas. Wilson and Hernandez were arrested Sept. 3, 2015, in the parking lot of a Mexican restaurant at 542 Southwest Boulevard in Kansas City, Kan., when they attempted to exchange the money for the cocaine.

Beall commended Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney James Ward for their work on the case.

Updated May 25, 2016

Drug Trafficking