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Friday, September 12, 2014

Northwest MO, KC Residents Sentenced for Meth, Illegal Firearms



KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a mother and son in northwest Missouri and a Kansas City, Mo., man have been sentenced in federal court for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and for illegally possessing firearms.

Carlos Olivas, also known as “Chuco,” 40, of Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Greg Kays today to 15 years in federal prison without parole.

On Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, co-defendant John B. Carr, also known as “Brandon,” 25, of Galt, Mo., and his mother, Onis R. Eads, also known as Onis Regina Jones, 47, of Humphreys, Mo., were sentenced. Carr was sentenced to eight years and 11 months in federal prison without parole. Eads was sentenced to three years and 11 months in federal prison without parole.

On April 7, 2014, Olivas pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine from April 2012 to Feb. 11, 2013. He also pleaded guilty to possessing firearms in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime. Olivas admitted that he was in possession of a Smith and Wesson .380-caliber semi-automatic pistol, a Springfield Armory .40-caliber semi-automatic pistol and a Taurus 9mm semi-automatic pistol in furtherance of the drug-trafficking conspiracy.

Law enforcement officers executed a federal search warrant at Olivas’s residence on Jan. 25, 2013. Officers found methamphetamine and numerous firearms in the house. An officer searched Olivas and discovered two small plastic bags – one bag with approximately 19 grams of crack cocaine and the other bag with approximately .91 grams of methamphetamine – and $1,080 in cash.

Carr pleaded guilty on March 11, 2013, to his role in the drug-trafficking conspiracy and with possessing firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Carr admitted that he was in possession of a Hi-Point Firearms .45-caliber pistol and a Calwestco .22-caliber pistol in furtherance of the drug-trafficking conspiracy. Carr admitted that he obtained methamphetamine from Olivas, and had been selling methamphetamine for 18 months, working up to selling a quarter pound of methamphetamine each week. Carr admitted that, for several months, he paid Olivas $2,500 per week for a quarter pound of methamphetamine.

Eads pleaded guilty to her role in the drug-trafficking conspiracy on April 7, 2014. She admitted that she purchased methamphetamine from Olivas. In December 2012 and January 2013, Eads purchased approximately one-half ounce of methamphetamine from Olivas three times per week, paying approximately $550 for each half ounce.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rudolph R. Rhodes, IV. It was investigated by the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Trenton, Mo., Police Department.

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