Wichita man convicted on federal drug, gun charges

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WICHITA, KAN. – A jury on Wednesday convicted a Wichita man on federal drug and firearm charges, according to U.S. Attorney Tom Beall.

Jesus Reyes, 42, Wichita, was convicted on one count of possession of with intent to distribute methamphetamine and two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm following a felony conviction.

During trial, prosecutors presented evidence that Wichita police stopped Reyes May 20, 2015, near 11th and Perry for a traffic violation. They found two loaded firearms and two plastic bags containing methamphetamine in the car. He was prohibited from possessing firearms due to a prior felony conviction.

Sentencing is set for Jan. 30. He faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $1 million on the drug charge, and a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on each of the firearm charges.

Beall commended the Wichita Police Department, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberley Rodebaugh and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Jacobs for their work on the case.