Indictment charges two Mexican citizens with allegedly selling heroin, meth and guns from KCK residence

Two Mexican citizens living in Kansas City, Kansas, were indicted today on charges of selling heroin, methamphetamine and guns from their home, according to U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister.

Pedro Daniel Torres-Caldera, 36, a citizen of Mexico, and Osmar Barraza-Caldera, 21, a citizen of Mexico, were indicted in an 18-count indictment that included charges of drug trafficking conspiracy; distribution of heroin, methamphetamine and oxycodone; unlawful possession of firearms; and maintaining a premises in furtherance of drug trafficking.

According to court documents, investigators made a series of undercover purchases from the defendants in transactions that took place at the defendants’ residence in Kansas City, Kansas.

On Feb. 1, 2019, for instance, an undercover officer paid the defendants $2,500 for an Anderson Manufacturing AM-15 rifle with a Spikes Tactical Launcher and a Trijicon ACOG Optic.

On March 13, 2019, investigators served a search warrant. They seized more than three pounds of black tar heroin and firearms.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:
• Conspiracy: Not less than 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $10 million.
• Distribution of heroin: Not more than 20 years and a fine up to $1 million.
• Distribution of more than 5 grams of methamphetamine: Not less than five years and not more than 40 years and a fine up to $5 million.
• Distribution of oxycodone: Up to 20 years and a fine up to $1 million.
• Possession of an unregistered firearm: Up to 10 years and a fine up to $250,000.
• Alien in possession of a firearm: Up to 10 years and a fine up to $250,000.
• Distribution of more than 50 grams of methamphetamine: Not less than 10 years and a fine up to $10 million.
• Unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking: Not less than five years and a fine up to $250,000.
• Maintaining premises in furtherance of drug trafficking: Up to 20 years and a fine up to $500,000.

The FBI and the Jackson County Drug Task Force investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Trent Krug and Assistant U.S. Attorney David Zabel are prosecuting.

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