A Liberty man has been charge in a ten-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury on Friday. Alan Hampton, 42, allegedly participated in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. He is also accused of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Press Release from the U.S. District Attorney’s Office
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Liberty, Mo., man was indicted by a federal grand jury today on charges related to methamphetamine trafficking and illegally possessing firearms.
Alan Glenn Hampton, 42, of Liberty, was charged in a 10-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Mo.
Today’s indictment alleges that Hampton participated in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine from Feb. 18, 2011, to March 1, 2012. Hampton is also charged with six counts of distributing methamphetamine and one count of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.
The indictment also charges Hampton with two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm. According to the indictment, Hampton, who has a prior felony conviction, was in possession of a Jimenez Arms 9mm pistol on Nov. 22, 2011, and a Ruger .380-caliber semi-automatic handgun on Dec. 1, 2011.
Dickinson cautioned that the charges contained in this indictment are simply accusations, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charges must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.
This case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick Edwards. It was investigated by the Jackson County Drug Task Force, the Independence, Mo., Police Department, the Holt County, Mo., Sheriff’s Department, the Buchanan County Drug Strike Force, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Drug Enforcement Administration.