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Drug Enforcement Administration

St. Louis

April 02, 2021

Contact: Andree Swanson

Phone Number: (571) 362-5149

Kansas City Man Sentenced to 12 Years Imprisonment for Distributing Heroin

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A Kansas City, Missouri, man has been sentenced on federal charges of distribution of heroin, Acting U.S. Attorney Duston Slinkard said today.

Titus Sanders, 24, was sentenced on April 1 to 144 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release. Sanders entered a guilty plea on Oct. 19, 2020. According to court records, this investigation began when Westwood, Kansas, police responded to a Walmart and found a man suffering from a drug overdose. The victim later died as result of the overdose. Information contained on the victim’s cell phone led police to Sanders as the source of the heroin purchase.

The Drug Enforcement Administration, Kansas City District Office investigated this case with the Westwood, Kansas, Police Department; Fairway, Kansas, Police Department; Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department; Overland Park, Kansas, Police Department; Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Police Department; and Johnson County, Kansas, Sheriff’s Office.

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