Archive for Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Junction City man gets life for operating cocaine ring

November 25, 2015

— A Junction City man faces life in prison for his role in a cocaine trafficking ring in northeast Kansas.

The office of the U.S. Attorney for Kansas said Wednesday that 33-year-old Albert Dwayne Banks was sentenced to life in federal prison after he was convicted in June on charges of distributing crack cocaine and being involved in a conspiracy to distribute crack in Manhattan and Junction City.

Prosecutors say another defendant, 34-year-old Martye Madabuti Madkins III, was sentenced to nearly 22 years for his convictions for distributing crack cocaine, and doing so within 1,000 feet of an elementary school.

Prosecutors say Banks and Madkins were among three men convicted of operating a large cocaine trafficking ring in Geary and Riley counties during late 2012 and early 2013.

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