Two Kansas City men have been sentenced today in federal court. According to official documents they were members of a drug-trafficking organization that had distributed at least 10 kilograms of methamphetamine in the Independence and Kansas City area.
Alberto M. Piggott, 34, and Diamond L. Cooper, 34, were sentenced without parole to 20 years and 16 years- eight months respectively. They had both pleaded guilty to numerous counts of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possessing firearms to further drug-trafficking, and money-laundering.
Piggott and Cooper are also jointly responsible for a $700,000 fine to be paid to the government. This is a conservative estimate matching the amount garnered from drug-trafficking.
At least four other co-defendants with Piggott and Cooper either await sentencing or have been sentenced already.