Three accused of dealing in illegal fireworks

Three Kansas City area residents have been accused of dealing in explosives without a federal license.

A federal grand jury in Kansas City, Kan., handed up an indictment against Joseph E. Quinn, 45, of Parkville, and Patrick E. Quinn, 40, and Stacy L. Sewell, 41, both of Kansas City, Kan., accusing them of dealing in explosive materials without a license.

Joseph Quinn also has been charged with one count of distributing explosive materials to another person without a license.

They are accused of dealing in M-80s and other explosive materials without a federal license on July 4th.

In other indictments:

• Leslie Klingsley II, 40, of Tonganoxie; Kristy Sherley, 28, of Kansas City, Kan., and Tino Soriano, 31, of Coachella, Calif., have been charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and attempting to possess the drug with attempt to distribute it. Michael Loveland, 36, of Kansas City, Kan., was charged with maintaining a residence in Kansas City, Kan., for drug trafficking.

• Patrick A. Bedell, 38, of Kansas City, Kan., was charged with possessing a firearm after a felony conviction and with possessing marijuana with intent to distribute it.

• Timothy R. Whittington, 32, was charged with escaping from the Grossman Community Corrections Center in Leavenworth on July 19.

• Helen Long, 45, of Overland Park, was charged with fraudulently making false entries into accounts and official records while she was employed with the U.S. Postal Service.