Grand jury returns indictments

Grand jury returns indictments

A federal grand jury returned indictments here today, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Three California residents were indicted on drug charges in Kansas City, Kan.

Luis Angel Sanchez-Cruz, 32, Baldwin Park, Calif.; Daniel Flores, 34, Perris, Calif.; and Evelyn Rose Cardenas, 23, Perris, Calif., are charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin and methamphetamine, one count of possession of heroin with intent to distribute and one count of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

The crimes are alleged to have occurred from April 1 to April 5, 2014, in Kansas City, Kan.   If convicted, they face a penalty of not less than 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $10 million.

The Drug Enforcement Administration investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sheri McCracken is prosecuting.

In another case, Chester Bragg, 36, is charged with failure to register as required by the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.

The crime is alleged to have occurred starting in December 2013 in Wyandotte County, Kan.   If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The U.S. Marshal Service investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Martin is prosecuting.

In another case, Javier Zambrano-Sanchez, 39, is charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine, nine counts of distributing various amounts of methamphetamine and five counts of distributing various amounts of cocaine.

The crimes are alleged to have occurred in 2012 and 2013 in Johnson and Wyandotte counties.   If convicted, he faces a penalty of not less than 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $10 million on the conspiracy charge. Sentences on the other counts vary: Not more than 20 years, not less than five years, not less than 10 years, depending on the count.

The FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sheri McCracken is prosecuting.

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