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

Monday, January 26, 2015

KC Man Sentenced for Crack Cocaine

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 possessing crack cocaine to distribute.


James C. Allen, 52, of Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Greg Kays to 10 years in federal prison without parole.


On Sept. 22, 2014, Allen pleaded guilty to possessing crack cocaine with the intent to distribute. Allen admitted that he was carrying 3.8 grams of crack cocaine in one of his boots, where it was packaged in over 30 separate plastic baggies for sale. Allen was arrested at a park located at 918 E. Ninth Street on July 30, 2013. At the time of his arrest, Allen also was in possession of an SCCY 9mm pistol.


This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David A. Barnes. It was investigated by the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department.

Drug Trafficking
Updated January 26, 2015