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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 28, 2014

Woman Sentenced To 10 Years In Salina Drug Trafficking Case

TOPEKA, KAN. – A woman was sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison in a federal drug trafficking case from Salina, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Abigail Torres Soto, 23, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, three counts of distributing methamphetamine and one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. In April 2013, Soto was indicted along with co-defendants Jon Reed Woodbridge, 23, and Delaine Rae Romeo, 48, Salina, Kan. The indictment alleged that beginning in January 2013 the defendants conspired to distribute methamphetamine in Saline County, Kan.

In June 2013, Romeo pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. In her plea, she admitted that on Feb. 7, 2013, agents with the drug task force based in Salina executed a search warrant at the Koyotee lounge in Salina and seized more than $6,000 in cash, marijuana, methamphetamine and other drug paraphernalia. Agents had made three controlled buys of methamphetamine from the Koyotee lounge. Romeo admitted that she had been receiving methamphetamine from Soto to sell.

Co-defendants include:
Jon Reed Woodbridge, who was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison.
Delaine Rae Romeo, who was sentenced to 41 months.

Grissom commended the 1-70/I-35 Drug Task Force, the Salina Police Department and Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Hathaway for their work on the case.

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Updated December 15, 2014