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Grandview Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Meth, Illegal Firearm

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

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Grandview, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court today for distributing methamphetamine and illegally possessing a firearm.

Jorge Omar Hernandez, also known as “Little Mexico,” 21, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to 15 years and one month in federal prison without parole.

On April 11, 2019, Hernandez pleaded guilty to one count of distributing methamphetamine and one count of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime. Hernandez admitted that he sold methamphetamine to an undercover federal agent on several occasions. Law enforcement apprehended a total of 833.9 grams of pure methamphetamine from Hernandez.

According to court documents, Hernandez concealed 108.9 grams of pure methamphetamine in a folded child’s diaper, which he sold to the undercover agent for $1,500, on Sept. 21, 2017. Hernandez met the undercover agent again on Sept. 28, 2017, and sold 201.5 grams of pure methamphetamine for $2,800. On Feb. 14, 2018, Hernandez sold the undercover agent 90.8 grams of pure methamphetamine for $1,200.

Hernandez agreed to meet again on Feb. 27, 2018, to sell a pound of methamphetamine. When Hernandez arrived at the meeting location, he was arrested. Agents searched his vehicle and found a plastic baggie that contained 432.7 grams of pure methamphetamine, a loaded Glock .40-caliber pistol, a loaded extended Glock magazine, a loaded shotgun magazine, and two cell phones.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Emily A. Morgan. It was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Johnson County, Kan., Sheriff’s Department, the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department, and the Overland Park, Kan., Police Department. 

Project Safe Neighborhoods
The U.S. Attorney’s Office is partnering with federal, state, and local law enforcement to specifically identify criminals responsible for significant violent crime in the Western District of Missouri. A centerpiece of this effort is Project Safe Neighborhoods, a program that brings together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make neighborhoods safer for everyone. Project Safe Neighborhoods is an evidence-based program that identifies the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develops comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, Project Safe Neighborhoods focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

Updated March 4, 2020

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