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

Thursday, June 14, 2018

KC Man Sentenced to 14 Years for Distributing Meth

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Kansas City, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for distributing methamphetamine.

Elisardo Meza, 40, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 14 years in federal prison without parole.

On Jan. 3, 2018, Meza pleaded guilty to distributing methamphetamine. Meza admitted that he sold more than 200 grams of pure methamphetamine to a confidential informant working for the Drug Enforcement Administration.

This is Meza’s sixth felony conviction, five of which involved drugs, and his second federal felony conviction in this district involving drugs. Meza was on probation at the time of the offense.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David Raskin. It was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Jackson County Drug Task Force.

Drug Trafficking
Updated June 14, 2018