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Missouri man sentenced to 30 years for distributing methamphetamine

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City man was sentenced in federal court Tuesday for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

This sentence resulted from an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA); the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); and the Missouri police departments of Lee's Summit, Kansas City, Independence and North Kansas City.

Frank G. Rendon, 44, of Kansas City, Mo., was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison and was also ordered to forfeit $75,000, which represents the proceeds of his illegal drug trafficking.

Rendon pleaded guilty May 21, 2012, to participating in a conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. He admitted that from Feb. 1, 2006, to May 31, 2010, he had an active role in buying and selling methamphetamine with others, including co-defendants Clark L. Vanosdoll, 45, of Lee's Summit, Mo., and Roxie Boling, 30, of Kansas City, Mo.

Rendon was arrested Sept. 18, 2007, when Kansas City police officers responded to a call of shots fired at the residence he shared with Boling. When law enforcement arrived, they discovered Rendon armed with a shotgun.

Officers executed a search warrant at the residence and seized several plastic bags containing methamphetamine and marijuana. Officers also found four glass pipes with methamphetamine residue under the couch in the living room, a.22-caliber rifle and drug paraphernalia – to include plastic bags and two electronic digital scales, all coated with methamphetamine residue.

Vanosdoll was sentenced March 29 to 15 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to his role in the drug-trafficking conspiracy and to being a felon possessing a firearm. Boling was sentenced May 3, 2012, to 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to her role in the drug-trafficking conspiracy.