A 33-year-old De Soto woman is facing federal drug charges, including conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, according to the U.S. attorney's office.
Federal prosecutors have charged Anabel Sanchez with conspiracy, maintaining a residence in De Soto in furtherance of drug trafficking, and making false statements to Drug Enforcement Administration officials. Also charged in the case is Jose Del Refugio Sanchez, 23, who is in federal custody in California.
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Federal prosecutors accuse Anabel and Jose Sanchez of conspiring with a group of people indicted for distributing methamphetamine in Kansas City, Kan., last year. Those defendants, including Leslie Kinglsey II, Kristy Sherley, and Tino Soriano, have pleaded guilty in that case. Anabel and Jose Sanchez could face sentences ranging from 10 years to life in prison, and fines of up to $4 million, if found guilty.