Monday, July 21, 2014

KCK man receives 15-year sentence in drug trafficking case

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Kansas man who was part of a drug trafficking organization that distributed more than $1.6 million’s worth of cocaine, crack and marijuana in the Kansas City, Kan., area was sentenced Monday to 15 years in federal prison.

Rahmann Easley, 35, Kansas City, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy.

In his plea, he admitted that he was a member of a drug trafficking organization headed by co-defendant Gregory Moore that operated in the Kansas City metropolitan area from 2006 through 2012.

Easley and his brother, co-defendant Charles Easley, purchased cocaine from Moore. On March 27, 2012, a search of Easley’s car turned up 29.5 grams of cocaine, 24.6 grams of crack and 31.5 grams of marijuana.

Easley agreed to a money judgment against him of more than $1.6 million, which represents the proceeds of the crime.

Co-defendants who have been sentenced include:
  • Damian Mays: 220 months.
  • Frank Sharron Piper, III, 24, Kansas City, Kan.: 135 months.
  • Charles Easley, 38, Kansas City, Kan.: 121 months.
  • Christopher Holliday, 26: 114 months.
  • Brenton Bassett, 38, Kansas City, Kan.: 84 months.
  • Michael D. Davis, 33, Kansas City, Kan., 40 months.
  • Johnie Mitchell, 60, Kansas City, Kan.: 35 months.
  • Oudre Durham, 40, Kansas City, Kan.: 30 months.
Grissom commended the FBI, the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department Career Criminal Squad, the Social Security Administration, the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department, Assistant U.S. Attorney Sheri McCracken, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Trent Krug and Assistant U.S. Attorney Bruce Rhoades of the Western District of Missouri for their work on the case.