KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 43-year-old Kansas City man is sentenced to 10 years in prison without parole for making large amounts of crystal meth near George Melcher Elementary School.
Ruben Ortiz-Vieyra was also ordered to forfeit over $1 million received through unlawful distribution of methamphetamine. He will spend 10 years after his release on supervised release.
Ortiz-Vieyra, along with co-defendants Jose Vieyra-Lopez, Megan Eubanks and Victor Suarez-Gallardo, pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges in January.
On May 15, 2018, a search warrant was executed at Eubanks’ residence and officers seized drugs, weapons, ammunition, counterfeit money and drug paraphernalia.
Two days later, another search warrant was executed at a residence being rented by Ortiz-Vieyra that is 484 feet away from George Melcher Elementary School.
The co-defendants in the case are awaiting sentencing.
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