KANSAS CITY, Kansas (AP) — A 29-year-old Missouri man is sentenced to 18 years in federal prison for selling crack cocaine near a playground across the river in Kansas.
U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom says Arrick Warren of Kansas City, Missouri, pleaded guilty to two counts of distributing crack within 1,000 feet of Bethany Park playground in Kansas City, Kansas. He also pleaded guilty to possessing crack cocaine with the intent to distribute it near the playground, and one count of maintaining a residence near the playground in furtherance of drug trafficking.
Prosecutors say Warren was charged in June 2013 in federal court in Kansas City, Kansas, after investigators arranged to make controlled buys of the drug. They seized drugs, more than $25,000 in cash and a handgun while executing a search warrant earlier that year.