Man gets life plus 30 years for Kansas City-area drug ring

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A Kansas City, Kansas, man was sentenced to life plus 30 years in federal prison for coordinating shipments for a large drug trafficking organization in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Federal prosecutors say the drug ring distributed more than $39 million of methamphetamine and marijuana.

Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said Friday that 38-year-old Vicencio Olea-Monarez was sentenced for 21 drug- and weapons-related charges.

Evidence at his trial indicated Olea-Monarez coordinated shipments of methamphetamine into Kansas City, Kansas. He also trafficked in cocaine and marijuana.

He is the sixth of 10 defendants in the case who have been sentenced so far.