Father-son duo faces federal firearm, drug trafficking charges in Kansas City

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Kansas City, Missouri – A father and son from Kansas City are facing federal charges after being accused of illegal firearm and drug trafficking. On Thursday, May 9, U.S. Attorney Teresa Moore for the Western District of Missouri announced the indictment of Nathan Caldwell Sr., 52, known as “Prince Bossalinie,” and his son, Nathan Caldwell Jr., 32. They are charged with selling firearms without a license, possessing firearms illegally, and drug trafficking.

Judge announced the indictment of Nathan Caldwell Sr. and Nathan Caldwell Jr. following federal firearm, drug trafficking charges

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The federal grand jury in Kansas City, Missouri, issued a 29-count indictment on Tuesday, which was initially sealed but made public after their arrests and initial court appearances. According to the indictment, the Caldwells cooperated to sell firearms without being licensed dealers. Their alleged criminal activities began in December 2023.

Nathan Caldwell Sr. faces 10 counts for being a felon in possession of a firearm, eight counts of methamphetamine distribution, two counts for possessing a firearm to support drug trafficking, and single counts for distributing marijuana and cocaine.

Judge announced the indictment of Nathan Caldwell Sr. and Nathan Caldwell Jr. following federal firearm, drug trafficking charges

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Meanwhile, his son, Nathan Caldwell Jr., is charged with three counts for being a felon in possession of a firearm and three counts for marijuana distribution. Federal law prohibits anyone with previous felony convictions from possessing firearms or ammunition.

Court records reveal that the elder Caldwell has two prior convictions for being a felon in possession of a firearm, as well as convictions for aiding a felon, attempted aggravated assault, attempted cocaine possession, conspiracy to commit robbery, and cocaine possession. The younger Caldwell has a prior felony assault conviction.

Judge announced the indictment of Nathan Caldwell Sr. and Nathan Caldwell Jr. following federal firearm, drug trafficking charges

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