KC Man Sentenced for Crack Cocaine, Firearms
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 with the intent to distribute and illegally possessing firearms.
DiMarco S. Toles, 37, of Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips to 11 years and eight months in federal prison without parole.
On April 12, 2016, Toles pleaded guilty to possessing crack cocaine with the intent to distribute and to possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime.
Toles was arrested on May 26, 2015, by detectives with the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department on an active Jackson County, Mo., warrant for possession of a controlled substance. Detectives saw a silver 1998 Chevrolet Corvette, which Toles was known to drive, parked in the driveway of a residence. They found Toles inside the residence and placed him in custody.
After executing a search warrant at the residence, detectives seized from one bedroom several mason jars and freezer bags that contained marijuana, plastic bags that contained a total of 311 grams of cocaine and 25 grams of crack cocaine (packaged individually as if for sale), numerous prescription medications (including Oxycodone, Diazepam and Alprazolam), a loaded FEG .380-caliber handgun, numerous rounds of ammunition, a loaded Kel-Tec 5.56mm handgun on a closet shelf and $13,474. Detectives found a hidden compartment in a bench in the dining room that contained four bricks (nearly two kilograms) of marijuana wrapped in plastic and a Desert Eagle .50 AE/.44 magnum semi-automatic handgun. Detectives seized a plastic bag that contained 22.5 grams of crack cocaine (individually packaged as if for sale) from the bathroom where Toles had been located.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick C. Edwards. It was investigated by the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department.