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Man who ran Kansas City, Kansas, drug house sentenced

April 1, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 35-year-old Arizona who ran a drug house in Kansas City, Kansas has been sentenced to 21 years in federal prison.

U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said Jose Badilla, of Phoenix, was sentenced Monday on counts involving the distribution of methamphetamine and heroin, and possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking.

In his plea, Badilla admitted that when investigators served a search warrant at the house in Kansas City they found more than 6 pounds of heroin and two guns.

Investigators said Badilla moved to Kansas City from Phoenix in August 2017 in order to distribute drugs. He was paid $2,000 to $2,500 every other week to keep the drugs at his homes. The drugs he stored were shipped from Mexico.