KC Woman Sentenced to 27 Years for Meth, Heroin Conspiracy
A 46-year old woman from Kansas City, MO, was recently sentenced in federal court for leading a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and heroin.
A press release from the US Attorneys Office says Evelyn L. Cooper was sentenced to 27 years and 6 months in federal prison without parole.
On Dec. 21, 2017, Cooper reportedly pled guilty to leading a conspiracy to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine and some amount of heroin from October 2015 until her arrest on Sept. 28, 2016.
Undercover officers from the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department and confidential informants working at the direction of law enforcement purchased methamphetamine and heroin from Cooper, as well as her co-defendant and boyfriend, 42-year old Theodis D. Johnson, of Kansas City, Mo., on several occasions in 2015 and 2016.
Law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Cooper’s residence on August 1, 2016, and recovered approximately 76.5 grams of methamphetamine and approximately 17 grams of heroin.
Then on September 14, 2016, law enforcement applied for and obtained a search warrant for Cooper’s Facebook account. According to the press release, officers were able to estimate, conservatively, that 200 grams of methamphetamine was trafficked through Cooper’s account.
When Cooper and Johnson were arrested, Johnson was reportedly in possession of a loaded Taurus .380-caliber semi-automatic pistol.
Johnson pleaded guilty to his role in the conspiracy and was sentenced on May 1, 2018, to 20 years in federal prison without parole. Co-defendant 36-year old Erin R. Markley, of Kansas City, Mo., pleaded guilty to her role in the conspiracy and was sentenced on Jan. 16, 2018, to 6 years in federal prison without parole.