A Kansas City man was sentenced Monday to 13 years in federal prison without the possibility of parole for trafficking drugs and illegally possessing a firearm.
Richard A. Bloodsoe, 43, pleaded guilty in March to participation in a drug trafficking conspiracy. He also admitted to having a gun while dealing drugs, a second federal felony.
Prosecutors say Bloodsoe dealt drugs, including methamphetamine, beginning in at least July 2021.
An undercover agent met with Bloodsoe five times that year over a two-month period. On those occasions, Bloodsoe sold cocaine, meth and a pistol to the agent, according to court documents.
In December 2021, Bloodsoe ran from agents who reported seeing him perform a drug deal in a Kansas City parking lot. He was arrested after a foot chase.
Police searched his car and reported finding a backpack on the floor with a gun and several illegal narcotics, including cocaine, PCP and meth.
As part of his guilty plea, Bloodsoe admitted to working with other unnamed conspirators, including a supplier, to distribute methamphetamine in the Kansas City area.