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Kansas City man charged with intent to distribute cocaine after traffic stop on I-35

OSAGE COUNTY, Kan. – A Kansas City, Mo., man was charged with possessing more than two pounds of cocaine last week after being stopped for speeding along Interstate 35 in southeast Osage County,Kan.

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office reported in a press release that Hector A. Corona-Torres, 23, of Kansas City, Mo., was arrested on suspicion of possession of controlled substances with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana, after he was stopped around 10:56 a.m., April 21, 2021, near milepost 165 on I-35.

The sheriff’s report said narcotics were detected during the stop and a search of the vehicle revealed a small amount of marijuana and 2.08 pounds of cocaine. Court documents indicate sheriff’s deputy Christian Moran was the arresting officer, and the sheriff’s office K-9 handler, deputy James Cason, was listed as a witness.

The second count in the complaint filed by Osage County Attorney Jack Hobbs in Osage County District Court last week indicates Corona-Torres was pulled over for driving 78 mph in the 75 mph speed zone. Count 1 of the complaint charges Corona-Torres with felony possession with intent to distribute more than 100 grams but less than a kilogram of cocaine.

Corona-Torres was released from the Osage County Jail on $50,000 bond, with the bond posted Saturday by ABC Bonding, Oskaloosa, Kan. In an affidavit filed by Corona-Torres requesting a court appointed attorney, he stated he has been unemployed for more than a year. The court declared Corona-Torres indigent, and appointed attorney Bryan Hastert to represent him in court proceedings.

The bond requires Corona-Torres to appear at a hearing set for 9 a.m. May 13, 2021, in Osage County District Court, Lyndon, Kan.

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