(WICHITA, Kan.) — A Wichita man is charged with possession with intent to distribute more than a pound of methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.
Rafael Piceno, 50, Wichita, Kan., initially was charged in a criminal complaint filed March 2 in U.S. District Court in Wichita. The complaint alleges that a detective with the Wichita Police Department who was working undercover made a deal to buy a pound of crystal methamphetamine from Piceno for $16,000. When police served a search warrant at Picneo’s apartment in the 1800 block of South Bonn, they found one bag containing approximately a pound of crystal methamphetamine and another bag containing approximately a quarter pound of crystal methamphetamine.
If convicted, Piceno faces a penalty of not less than five years and not more than 40 years in federal prison. The Wichita Police Department investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Lind is prosecuting.