Quantcast

2 Men Charged For Meth Distribution in Jasper County, MO - KOAM TV 7

2 Men Charged For Meth Distribution in Jasper County, MO

Updated:

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Two California men have been charged in federal court after being stopped on Interstate 44 with five kilograms of methamphetamine hidden in their vehicle.

Margarito Morales-Alvarez, 28, of California, and Jorge Armando Camacho-Sanchez, 38, a citizen of Mexico residing in California, were charged in a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Springfield, Mo., on Monday, June 11, 2018.

The federal criminal complaint charges Morales-Alvarez and Camacho-Sanchez with one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Jasper County, Mo., from June 8 to 10, 2018.

According to an affidavit filed in support of the criminal complaint, a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper stopped the 2015 Nissan Altima being driven by Morales-Alvarez on Sunday, June 10, 2018, on Interstate 44 in Jasper County. The trooper became suspicious because Morales-Alvarez and Camacho-Sanchez could not identify the specific city of their destination and the vehicle they were driving belonged to a third party, whom they had difficulty identifying.

The trooper deployed his canine, which indicated the presence of controlled substances in the vehicle. The trooper searched the vehicle and found five cellophane-wrapped plastic bags, each containing approximately a kilogram of methamphetamine, in a large speaker box in the trunk of the vehicle. Morales-Alvarez later told investigators that they were en route to Indiana to deliver the vehicle.

The charge contained in this complaint is simply an accusation, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charge must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.

This case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Jody M. Larison. It was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

This news release, as well as additional information about the office of the United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, is available on-line at

http://www.justice.gov/wdmo

  • NewsMore>>

  • A Pittsburg Man is Killed in a Fatal Crash on U69

    A Pittsburg Man is Killed in a Fatal Crash on U69

    Monday, August 20 2018 5:02 PM EDT2018-08-20 21:02:23 GMT

    The Kansas Highway Patrol says one man is dead after a two-vehicle crash on U69 about two miles south of Pittsburg. It happened on August 20th, 2018 around 9:10 a.m. Authorities say 70-year-old Stephen Hite was driving a Ford Ranger south on U69. He was slowing to turn onto E. 510 Ave. and was rear-ended by a Chevy Malibu. Hite's truck overturned onto its roof. Both vehicles came to rest in the east ditch. Hite died at the scene. The driver of the Malibu was injured and taken to...

    More >>

    The Kansas Highway Patrol says one man is dead after a two-vehicle crash on U69 about two miles south of Pittsburg. It happened on August 20th, 2018 around 9:10 a.m. Authorities say 70-year-old Stephen Hite was driving a Ford Ranger south on U69. He was slowing to turn onto E. 510 Ave. and was rear-ended by a Chevy Malibu. Hite's truck overturned onto its roof. Both vehicles came to rest in the east ditch. Hite died at the scene. The driver of the Malibu was injured and taken to...

    More >>
  • Trial Date Set for Carl Junction Murder Case

    Trial Date Set for Carl Junction Murder Case

    Monday, August 20 2018 1:07 PM EDT2018-08-20 17:07:08 GMT
    Jalen Vaden in Court on August 20th, 2018Jalen Vaden in Court on August 20th, 2018

    The man accused of killing a Carl Junction, Missouri girl in 2017 appears in court today, August 20th, 2018. During the motions hearing, the judge set a trial date of April 15th, 2019. Jalen Vaden is accused of killing 3-year-old Jayda Kyle at the Carl Junction home he shared with the child's mother. Vaden is charged with second degree murder and abuse or neglect resulting in death. The judge, today, also ruled the health records of the victim will remain sealed. Vaden's re...

    More >>

    The man accused of killing a Carl Junction, Missouri girl in 2017 appears in court today, August 20th, 2018. During the motions hearing, the judge set a trial date of April 15th, 2019. Jalen Vaden is accused of killing 3-year-old Jayda Kyle at the Carl Junction home he shared with the child's mother. Vaden is charged with second degree murder and abuse or neglect resulting in death. The judge, today, also ruled the health records of the victim will remain sealed. Vaden's re...

    More >>
  • Multiple Injured after Shooting in Parsons, Kansas

    Multiple Injured after Shooting in Parsons, Kansas

    Monday, August 20 2018 12:44 PM EDT2018-08-20 16:44:07 GMT

    On August 18th, 2018 officers responded to the area of 2500 Stevens Avenue in Parsons for a shooting with reported multiple victims. The Parsons Police Department and Labette County Sheriff's Office investigated and found three victims: 21-year-old Deana Sumner, 18-year-old Skylar Sumner and 20-year-old Joshua Sharp. They were taken to Labette Health. Deanna and Skylar were treated and released. Joshua was taken to Freeman Hospital for further treatment. Investigators collected...

    More >>

    On August 18th, 2018 officers responded to the area of 2500 Stevens Avenue in Parsons for a shooting with reported multiple victims. The Parsons Police Department and Labette County Sheriff's Office investigated and found three victims: 21-year-old Deana Sumner, 18-year-old Skylar Sumner and 20-year-old Joshua Sharp. They were taken to Labette Health. Deanna and Skylar were treated and released. Joshua was taken to Freeman Hospital for further treatment. Investigators collected...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by Frankly, Inc. All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.