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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Sumter County drug dealer pleads guilty to drug trafficking and firearm offenses

Brodie Kies
Brodie Kies

United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg has announced that 39-year-old Brodie Kies of Webster has pleaded guilty to a four-count indictment charging him with possessing with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and heroin, possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. Kies faces a minimum mandatory of 15 years, and up to life, in federal prison. Kies had been indicted on Feb. 3, 2021.

According to court records, Kies was driving a vehicle that had been stopped for speeding. A search of the vehicle revealed approximately four pounds of methamphetamine, several grams of heroin, cash, drug scales, and a loaded firearm. Kies, a 17-time convicted felon, is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition under federal law.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Tyrie K. Boyer and Michael P. Felicetta. 

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