KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
Frank G. Rendon, 44, of Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to 30 years in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered Rendon to forfeit to the United States $75,000, which represents the proceeds of his illegal drug trafficking.
On May 21, 2012 Rendon pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine from Feb. 1, 2006 to May 31, 2010. Rendon admitted that he had an active role in buying and selling methamphetamine with others, including co-defendants Clark L. Vanosdoll, 45, of Lee’s Summit, Mo., and Roxie Boling, 30, of Kansas City, Mo.
Rendon was arrested on Sept. 18, 2007, when Kansas City police officers responded to a call of shots fired at the residence he shared with Boling. Rendon was armed with a shotgun with a pistol grip. Officers executed a search warrant of the residence and seized several plastic bags that contained methamphetamine and a plastic bag that contained marijuana. Officers also found four glass pipes with methamphetamine residue under the couch in the living room, a Western Field .22-caliber rifle, drug paraphernalia (including miscellaneous plastic bags, two electronic digital scales with methamphetamine residue and empty plastic bags with Batman and eight-ball emblems).
Vanosdoll was sentenced on March 29, 2013, to 15 years in federal prison without parole after pleading guilty to his role in the drug-trafficking conspiracy and to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Boling was sentenced on May 3, 2012, to 10 years in federal prison without parole after pleading guilty to her role in the drug-trafficking conspiracy.This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rudolph R. Rhodes, IV. It was investigated by the Lee’s Summit, Mo., Police Department, the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department, the Independence Mo., Police Department, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Secret Service and the North Kansas City, Mo., Police Department with assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).