Guilty Plea for Kansas City Man Involved in Drug Trafficking Ring
Network Stretched from St. Louis and Kansas City to California
ST. LOUIS – Joshua Sangrait, of Kansas City, Missouri, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, including more than 50 grams of actual methamphetamine. Sangrait appeared today before U.S. District Court Judge John A. Ross.
In 2018, the Drug Enforcement Administration began an investigation into the drug trafficking activities undertaken by Sangrait and others. The investigation uncovered a vast network of co-conspirators spanning from St. Louis to Kansas City to California. During the investigation, DEA established that Sangrait participated in the conspiracy and distributed significant amounts of controlled substances to other co-conspirators.
DEA and the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department conducted an operation April 19, 2019, which resulted in the arrest of Sangrait. Investigators seized more than four kilograms of pure methamphetamine during the arrest of Sangrait. The conspiracy charge carries a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of not less than 10 years.
Judge Ross has set sentencing for Nov. 30, 2021.
DEA investigated the case with assistance from the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department.