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KC Man, Woman Plead Guilty to $2 Million Meth Conspiracy

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

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man and woman pleaded guilty in federal court today to their roles in a more than $2 million conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

Allyssa D. Samm, 28, and Eric D. Looker, 32, both of Kansas City, pleaded guilty in separate appearances before U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to participating in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in the Kansas City metropolitan area from Feb. 8, 2015, to Feb. 29, 2016.

Today’s plea agreements cite several instances in which Samm and Looker were involved in the sale of methamphetamine to a confidential law enforcement informant. According to her plea agreement, Samm and a co-conspirator had been purchasing approximately a half-pound of methamphetamine a day for past year at the time of her arrest (on Feb. 20, 2016), which they then distributed in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Looker received methamphetamine from Samm and a co-conspirator. The government believes Looker received at least a half-ounce of methamphetamine per week during the conspiracy, for a total of at least 731.1 grams of methamphetamine, a portion of which he redistributed.

Under the terms of their plea agreements, Looker and Samm are jointly assessed a money judgment of $2,044,700, which represents the proceeds of the drug-trafficking conspiracy. According to today’s plea agreements, the average street price of an ounce of methamphetamine within this conspiracy was $700 per ounce (28.35 grams). The government believes that approximately 82.7 kilograms of methamphetamine (at approximately 98 percent purity) was distributed during the conspiracy. The government believes Samm, who received methamphetamine from a supplier in Kansas City, Kan., and distributed it to others involved in the conspiracy, was involved in the total distribution amount. The government believes that Looker’s responsibility with regard to the money judgment is $18,200.

Co-defendant Amanda N. Greenway, 30, of Kansas City, Mo., pleaded guilty on April 12, 2017, to her role in the drug-trafficking conspiracy. The government believes Greenway was personally involved in the distribution of at least 6.7 grams of methamphetamine, placing her joint and several responsibility within the money judgment at $175.

Under federal statutes, Samm is subject to a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in federal prison without parole, up to a sentence of 40 years in federal prison without parole. Looker is subject to a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in federal prison without parole, up to a sentence of life in federal prison without parole. The maximum statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes, as the sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the court based on the advisory sentencing guidelines and other statutory factors. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the completion of a presentence investigation by the United States Probation Office.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick C. Edwards. It was investigated by the Independence, Mo., Police Department.

Updated May 31, 2017

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