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Accused of Kansas City man linked to 3 fentanyl deaths

 

Affidavit: Kansas City man linked to 3 fentanyl deaths accused of trafficking fentanyl, illegal firearms

Updated: 10:55am CST January 25, 2023

A Kansas City man who authorities say has links to three fentanyl overdose deaths has been charged in federal court. Tiger Dean Draggoo, 22, was charged late last week on a three count criminal complaint filed under seal in the United States District Court in Kansas City, Missouri. Draggoo was charged with one count of possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute, one count of possession of firearms, including machine guns, in support of a felony of drug trafficking, and one count of unlawful possession of a machine gun. three teenagers from Belton, Missouri., associated with Draggoo died of “acute fentanyl poisoning” between January and September 2022. Law enforcement officers found 17 firearms, over $240,000 in cash, and numerous fentanyl-containing pills in Draggoo’s apartment, court documents said. The search came after officers conducted surveillance of his South Kansas City apartment. Draggoo remains in federal custody. The Jackson County Drug Task Force, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, the Cass County Sheriff’s Department, the Belton Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were the investigating agencies in the case.

A Kansas City man who authorities say has links to three fentanyl overdose deaths has been charged in federal court.

Tiger Dean Draggoo, 22, was charged late last week on a three count criminal complaint filed under seal in the United States District Court in Kansas City, Missouri.

Draggoo was charged with one count of possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute, one count of possession of firearms, including machine guns, in support of a drug trafficking felony, and one count of unlawful possession of a machine gun.

An affidavit filed in the case states that three Belton, Missouri, teenagers associated with Draggoo died of “acute fentanyl poisoning” between January and September 2022.

Law enforcement officials found 17 firearms, more than $240,000 in cash and numerous fentanyl-containing pills in Draggoo’s apartment, court documents said.

The search came after officers conducted surveillance of his South Kansas City apartment.

Draggoo remains in federal custody.

The Jackson County Drug Task Force, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, the Cass County Sheriff’s Department, the Belton Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were the investigating agencies in the case.

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