- Associated Press - Thursday, December 14, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A California man was sentenced to life in prison without parole for his role in a large PCP distribution ring in the Kansas City area.

Federal prosecutors say 46-year-old Ladronal Hamilton, of Hawthorne, California, was sentenced Thursday. He was found guilty in May of organizing and supplying PCP to several people in Kansas City from January 2011 to March 2015. The drugs were sent by mail from California.

Several of the PCP distributors have been convicted and sentenced in the scheme.

A witness at Hamilton’s trial said he used various houses in Kansas City, including his father’s house, to receive and re-package the PCP.

Prosecutors sought a life sentence because Hamilton has a long criminal record, including convictions for armed bank robbery and second-degree murder.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More

Click to Hide