A Lee's Summit man will spend more than 50 years in federal prison after he was found guilty July 2017 for drug-trafficking and firearms violations.
Terreall McDaniel, 33, was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Kansas City to 51 years and 10 months in prison without parole. He was sentenced as an armed career criminal due to prior felony convictions.
McDaniel was found guilty July 26, 2017, following a trial before a judge, of all six counts in a federal indictment – two counts each of cocaine possession with intent to distribute, felony possession of a firearm and possessing a firearm during a drug-trafficking crime.
According to court documents, when a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper stopped McDaniel's vehicle on Dec. 31, 2014, the trooper found McDaniel had marijuana, 22 individually wrapped bags of cocaine and a loaded firearm under the driver's seat. McDaniel was arrested but later released.
On June 24, 2015, McDaniel led a Raytown Police officer on high-speed chase. The officer stopped chasing due to high speeds, but police soon found McDaniel's car crashed in a wooded area and arrested him. Officers searched his car and found a large amount of marijuana, 10 bags of cocaine, 11 bags of pills that contained methamphetamine, a digital scale, grinder and a loaded firearm.
McDaniel had multiple prior felony convictions for possessing and distributing a controlled substance, tampering (he led police on a high-speed chase in a stolen vehicle), drug trafficking and carrying a concealed weapon. He was on parole at the time of federal offenses.