Two of 15 defendants indicted in a Topeka federal drug trafficking investigation are from Kansas City, Kan., according to the U.S. attorney’s office.
Federal prosecutors Monday unsealed indictments alleging the defendants were part of a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in the Topeka area. Investigators served search warrants and made arrests in the case July 2.
The two Kansas City, Kan., residents who were named in the indictments:
Lupita Gomez, 32, Kansas City, Kan., who is charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
Raul Cortes-Ponce, 52, Kansas City, Kan., who is charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and five counts of using a phone in furtherance of drug trafficking.
The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Topeka Police Department investigated. Also assisting were the Kansas Highway Patrol, the Emporia Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.