KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City, Missouri, man was convicted in federal court Tuesday for his role in a conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, and for illegally possessing several firearms.
This conviction resulted from an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Kansas City Police Department.
Marcus McIntosh, 59, was found guilty of the charges contained in an Aug. 26, 2014 federal indictment, which identified his role in a conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine between April 1 and Aug. 8, 2014. McIntosh was also found guilty of distributing crack cocaine and being a felon in possession of several firearms.
McIntosh sold crack cocaine to undercover detectives and confidential informants on several occasions between May and August 2014. On Aug. 8, 2014, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at a residence that McIntosh was using as a “trap house,” a place to store and sell crack cocaine. An adult woman and a child were also inside the residence. After the search warrant was executed, McIntosh was placed under arrest.
During their search of the residence, investigators found a safe under the bed in a bedroom that contained 49.6 grams of crack cocaine, 29.2 grams of powder cocaine and $1,820. In another bedroom, investigators found a loaded Ruger .22-caliber handgun on top of an entertainment center, a Remington 12-gauge shotgun located next to the entertainment center, and a loaded PW Arms 9mm handgun between the mattresses on the bed.
Under federal law, it is illegal for anyone who has been convicted of a felony to possess any firearm or ammunition. McIntosh has two prior federal felony convictions for possessing crack cocaine with the intent to distribute, and prior state felony convictions for carrying a concealed weapon and robbery.
The jury in this matter deliberated about 3½ hours before returning the guilty verdict to U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough, ending a trial that began Monday.
Two co-defendants, who are brothers, pleaded guilty to participating in the conspiracy by distributing crack cocaine that was supplied to them by McIntosh. Tyrone Campbell Jr., 30, of Raytown, Missouri, was sentenced to eight years in federal prison. Tyronn Campbell, 25, of Kansas City, Missouri, was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison without parole.
Under federal statutes, McIntosh is subject to a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in federal prison without parole, up to a sentence of life in federal prison without parole. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the U.S. Probation Office completes a presentence investigation.