Two KC men sentenced in $93K drug deal

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (KSNT) — Two Kansas City men who set up a $93,000 drug deal have been sentenced to federal prison.

Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said on Wednesday that two men pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine.

Timothy Wilson, a 51-year-old from KCMO, was sentenced on Wednesday to 90 months in federal prison. John Hernandez, a 38-year-old from KCK, was sentenced on Tuesday to 57 months.

In their pleas, the men admitted they arranged to buy three kilograms of cocaine at a price of $31,000 per kilogram. They didn’t know that the sellers were undercover Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents from El Paso, Texas.

Wilson and Hernandez were arrested on Sept. 3 of last year in the parking lot of Sabor Y Sol on Southwest Boulevard after they attempted to exchange money for the cocaine.

Beall commended Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the KCMO Police Department and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney James Ward for their work on the case.

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