A federal grand jury in Kansas City has indicted 10 people in a conspiracy to distribute more than 100 pounds of methamphetamine.
The indictment was unsealed Friday alleging the conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine since January 2013. The defendants were also indicted for conspiracy to commit money laundering.
As part of the indictment, prosecutors are seeking the forfeiture of about $700,000 that they said were proceeds from the drug-trafficking conspiracy.
They are also seeking the forfeiture of a 2007 Land Rover, a 2008 Ford F-250, a 2010 Ford TCN van and a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado, that they said were used by conspirators in their drug business.
Those named in the indictment are: Juan Rodriguez-Rivera, 32, a citizen of Mexico, Rafael Elodaid Baylon-Palma, 27, Mauricio Daniel Dominguez, 34, and Rolando Segura, age unknown, all of Kansas City; Jesus David Baylon-Palma, 29, and Esmeralda Contreras-Fernandez, 27, both of Raytown; Jose Carlos Baylon-Carrasco, age unknown, a citizen of Mexican living in Grandview; Eduardo Luna-Avina, 26, a citizen of Mexico, and Jose Santana-Chavez, 36, both of Kansas City, Kan.; and Rory Sanchez, 32, address unknown.
Rodriguez-Rivera was also indicted for re-entering the country illegally after being deported. Sanchez was also charged with using a firearm during a drug crime.