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Man who ran meth ring out of KCK barbershop sentenced to more than 4 years in prison

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Posted at 4:01 PM, Dec 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-18 17:01:55-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City, Kansas man was sentenced to more than four years in prison for running a $4 million drug conspiracy out of a barbershop.

Jason Bell, 38, pleaded guilty to one county of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

Bell admitted he was part of a drug ring with co-defendant Edwin Pacheco, who owned Cocoliso's Barbershop at 1201 Minnesota in KCK. Bell was an employee at the barbershop.

Bell sold undercover investigators thousands of dollars worth of meth during the course of the investigation. After serving a search warrant, officials found more than 12 pounds of meth in Pacheco's vehicle and seized more than $15,000 from the barbershop's closet.

Investigators believe Bell and Cocoliso sold about $4 million worth of illegal drugs out of the barbershop.

Bell was sentenced to 52 months in prison.