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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Missouri

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Five Defendants Indicted for $770,000 Drug-Trafficking Conspiracy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Five defendants, including four from the Kansas City, Mo., metropolitan area, have been indicted for their roles in a $770,000 drug-trafficking conspiracy.

David Brian Greiner, also known as “Abel,” 54, Stephanie Marie Marquez, 46, and Howard Tyrone Neely, 36, all of Kansas City, Mo., Cathy Lynn Clark-Walskie, 43, of Kansas City, Kan.; and Tyree Laron West, also known as “Mad Max,” “Dirty,” “Chipper,” and “Hitman,” 40, of Houston, Texas; were charged in a five-count indictment returned under seal by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Mo., on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. That indictment was unsealed and made public yesterday upon the arrests of Greiner and Marquez.

The federal indictment alleges that Greiner, Marquez, Neely, Clark-Walskie and West participated in a conspiracy to distribute heroin, PCP, methamphetamine and crack cocaine from Jan. 1, 2016, to Dec. 12, 2018. According to the indictment, they obtained approximately $770,000 in exchange for the unlawful distribution of more than 45 kilograms of methamphetamine at $6,000 a pound, 24 gallons of PCP at $300 an ounce, 25 ounces of heroin at $1,200 an ounce and 11 ounces of crack cocaine at $100 a gram.

Greiner, Marquez, Neely and West are also charged together in one count of possessing and using firearms in furtherance of violent crimes and drug-trafficking crimes. They allegedly were in possession of a loaded Berretta .40-caliber semi-automatic handgun, a CZ 75 .40-caliber semi-automatic pistol with magazine and ammunition, a Glock .40-caliber semi-automatic pistol with magazine and ammunition, a Heritage .22-caliber revolver and ammunition, and a Remington sawed-off shotgun.

Greiner, Neely and West are also charged together in one count of being felons in possession of firearms and ammunition.

The federal indictment alleges that Greiner, Marquez, Neely, Clark-Walskie and West participated in a money-laundering conspiracy to use drug sale proceeds to promote the drug-trafficking conspiracy and to conceal drug sale proceeds of that drug trafficking conspiracy.

The indictment also contains a forfeiture allegation, which would require all five co-defendants to forfeit to the government any property derived from the proceeds of the alleged offenses, including a money judgment of $770,000.

The charges contained in this indictment are simply accusations, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charges must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bruce Rhoades. It was investigated by the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department and the FBI.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated December 19, 2018