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Man sentenced in drug case that involved police shooting

Man sentenced in drug case that involved police shooting

July 12th, 2018 by Associated Press in Missouri News

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for drug trafficking in a case that involved police fatally shooting another suspect.

The U.S. attorney's office says 27-year-old Michael Wilkins was sentenced Wednesday for possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.

He was under police surveillance in June 2016 when he was followed to a house, where officers saw him place a box and backpack containing nearly 5 kilograms of methamphetamine and more than $12,000 inside a car. He was arrested after fleeing on foot.

A standoff ensued when officers went to serve a search warrant. Authorities say Luis Carlos Garcia-Aguilar was shot hours later when he ran from the house with a rifle. Wilkins also had a brother who was killed in a police shooting.