Man Sentenced For Role In Drug Ring Run Out Of Barbershop

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 38-year-old man who was part of a drug ring that operated out of a barbershop has been sentenced to four years and four months in federal prison.

Jason Bell, who pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine, was sentenced Tuesday for his role in the $4 million drug ring in Kansas City, Kansas.

He admitted he was part of a ring that operated out of Cocoliso’s Barbershop, which is five blocks from the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department headquarters.

The U.S. Attorney’s office said in a news release that Bell sold thousands of dollars of methamphetamine to undercover investigators before he was arrested at the barbershop.

Bell worked at the barbershop, which was co-owned by his co-defendant, Edwin Pacheco. Pacheco is awaiting sentencing in the case.