BRIEF: Two Wichita men convicted on federal drug charges
Apr 13, 2012 (The Wichita Eagle - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
A jury on Friday convicted two Wichita men on charges of conspiring to distribute cocaine, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.
Michael Biglow, 46, was convicted on one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and five counts of using a telephone in furtherance of drug trafficking. James Black, 41, was convicted on one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, five counts of using a telephone in furtherance of drug trafficking and four counts of possession with intent to distribute cocaine.
During trial, prosecutors presented evidence that Biglow and Black participated in a drug trafficking organization that distributed cocaine in Wichita in 2007. Investigators intercepted phone calls in which both men were involved in making drug deals. Sentencing is set for July 2. The crimes carry the following penalties:
-- Conspiracy: Not less than five years and not more than 40 years and a fine of up to $2aEUR%million for Biglow; a maximum penalty of 20 years for Black.
-- Using a telephone in furtherance of drug trafficking: A maximum penalty of four years and a fine of up to $250,000 on each count.
-- Possession with intent to distribute cocaine: A maximum penalty of 20 years and a fine of up to $1aEUR%million on each count.
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