Nov 22, 2020 9:00 AM

Indictment: Kan. man faces $5M fine, prison for selling heroin

Posted Nov 22, 2020 9:00 AM
Banister-photo Wyandotte Co.
Banister-photo Wyandotte Co.

KANSAS CITY —A Kansas man accused of selling drugs has been charged in an indictment, according to the United State's Attorney.

Brandon Banister, 35, Kansas City, Kan., is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin, one count of distributing marijuana, one count of possessing a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Feb. 27, 2020, in Wyandotte County, Kan.

 Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:
Count 1: Not less than five years and not more than 40 years in federal prison and a fine up to $5 million. Count 2: Up to five years and a fine up to $250,000. Count 3: Not less than five years and a fine up to $250,000. Count 4: Up to 10 years and a fine up to $250,000.  The FBI investigated.