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Excelsior Springs Man Found Guilty in Methamphetamine Conspiracy

MAR 04 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge, James P. Shroba announced today that Anthony Trurice Grayson, 30, of Excelsior Springs, was found guilty of participating in a conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, attempting to manufacture methamphetamine, possessing pseudoephedrine to manufacture methamphetamine and maintaining a drug house.

Grayson had called law enforcement officers to his home for assistance – where he was helping to manufacture methamphetamine – was convicted by a federal trial jury for his role in the conspiracy dating from July 1 to July 16, 2013. Co-defendants Glenn Allen DiFalco, 51, of Kansas City, MO, and Clarissa Nelson Cooper, 46, of Harrison, MO, have pleaded guilty to their roles in the conspiracy. They admitted that, given the amount of pseudoephedrine seized by law enforcement officers, the conspiracy could have produced approximately three kilograms of pure methamphetamine. Three kilograms of pure methamphetamine would have a street value of more than $100,000.

Following the presentation of evidence, the jury, in the U.S. District Court in Kansas City, deliberated for three hours before returning the verdict to U.S. Chief District Judge Greg Kays. Under federal statutes, Grayson is subject to a sentence of up to 80 years in federal prison without parole, plus a fine up to $2.75 million. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the completion of a presentence investigation by the United States Probation Office.


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