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Man sentenced to life plus 30 years for trafficking drugs into metro

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KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -

A man has been sentenced to life plus 30 years for trafficking meth, marijuana, and cocaine into the metro area.

Vicencio Olea-Monarez, a 38-year-old from KCK, is accused of coordinating drug shipments for a trafficking organization that distributed more than $39 million worth of drugs in the Kansas City metro.

Olea-Monarez was convicted by a jury on 21 counts including conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and marijuana, distribution and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, maintaining a residence in furtherance of drug trafficking, and unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.

During the trial, prosecutors presented evidence from a July 2012 FBI investigation into a drug trafficking ring that was operating out of KCK. Olea-Monarez was responsible for coordinating shipments of meth. He also trafficked cocaine and marijuana.

Counting Olea-Monarez, six of the 10 defendants in the case have been sentenced so far.

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