2011 News Releases

Dodge City man convicted on drug, animal cruelty charges

Release Date: Nov 09, 2011

DODGE CITY – (November 9, 2011) A Dodge City man was convicted yesterday on six drug charges and three charges of animal cruelty, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today.

Isidro Villa-Vasquez, age 42, was found guilty by a Ford County jury of the following charges:

  • Possession of cocaine with intent to distribute
  • Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine
  • Conspiracy to distribute cocaine
  • Two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Tax stamp violation
  • Three counts of cruelty to animals

Judge E. Leigh Hood presided over the trial. Sentencing is scheduled for November 28 at 10:30 a.m.

The charges stemmed from a February investigation by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, assisted by the Dodge City Police Department, Ford County Sheriff’s Office and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The case was prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Natalie Randall with the Southwest Kansas Drug Task Force.

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