Crime & Courts

Wichita man convicted on federal weapons, drug charges

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A federal court jury on Wednesday convicted Jesus Reyes, 42, on one count of possession of with intent to distribute methamphetamine and two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm following a felony conviction, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said in a statement.

Wichita police stopped Reyes in May 2015 near 11th and Perry for a traffic violation, according to testimony at the trial. The officers found two loaded firearms and two plastic bags containing methamphetamine in the car.

Reyes, who lives in Wichita, was prohibited from possessing firearms because of a prior felony conviction. His sentencing was scheduled for Jan. 30.

Reyes faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine of as much as $1 million on the drug charge. He faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 on each of the firearm charges, Beall said.

Stan Finger: 316-268-6437, @StanFinger

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