Thursday, August 26, 2021

Kansas City man pleads guilty to conspiracy charge related to drug-trafficking ring

 ST. LOUIS – Joshua Sangrait, of Kansas City, Missouri pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances including more than 50 grams of actual methamphetamine.  Sangrait appeared today before United States District Court Judge John A. Ross.

In 2018, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in St Louis, Missouri began an investigation into the drug trafficking activities undertaken by Joshua Sangrait and others. The investigation uncovered a vast network of co-conspirators spanning from St. Louis to Kansas City to California. During the investigation, DEA established that defendant Joshua Sangrait, who resided in Kansas City, participated in the conspiracy and distributed significant amounts of controlled substances to other co-conspirators. 

As the investigation progressed, on April 19, 2019, DEA and the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department conducted an operation which resulted in the arrest of Sangrait.  Investigators seized more than four kilograms of pure methamphetamine during the arrest of Sangrait.  The conspiracy charge carries a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of not less than ten years. 

Judge Ross has set sentencing for November 30, 2021. 

Drug Enforcement Administration investigated the case with assistance from the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department.

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