Friday, November 23, 2012

Kansas City man pleads guilty to drug, gun charges

A Kansas City man has pleaded guilty to methamphetamine trafficking and firearms charges that could send him to federal prison for 10 years, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Souvanh Sylasa, 27, Kansas City, Mo., pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and one count of carrying firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking.

In his plea, he admitted he possessed drugs and firearms when an officer of the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department pulled him over on Aug. 23, 2012, near 35th Street and Leavenworth Road in Kansas City, Kan.

A search of the car turned up three plastic bags containing 48 grams of methamphetamine, as well as two handguns.

Sentencing is set for Feb. 25. Prosecutors and defense attorneys have agreed to recommend a sentence of 10 years in federal prison.

Grissom commended the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department and Assistant U.S. Attorney Sheri McCracken.