Two Wichita men indicted in Kansas for meth distribution
WICHITA, Kan. – Troy Bong, 51, of Wichita, is charged with three counts of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine (counts 1, 4, 7), three counts of possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking (counts 2, 5, 8) and three counts of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon (counts 3, 6, 9). The crimes are alleged to have occurred in 2020 in Sedgwick County, Kansas.
Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:
- Count 1: Up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $1 million.
- Counts 4, 7: Not more than 40 years and not less than five years and a fine up to $5 million.
- Counts 2, 5 and 8: Not less than five years and a fine up to $250,000.
- Counts 3, 6 and 9: Up to 10 years and a fine up to $250,000.
Alejandro Valerio Pineda, 45, of Wichita, is charged with two counts of distributing methamphetamine. The crimes are alleged to have occurred during November and December 2020 in Wichita.
If convicted, he could face a penalty of not less than five years and not more than 40 years and a fine up to $5 million on each count.
The Drug Enforcement Administration, Kansas City District Office, investigated.
In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.