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Man sentenced in drug case that involved police shooting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ A Kansas City man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for drug trafficking in a case that involved police fatally shooting another suspect.

The U.S. attorney’s office says 27-year-old Michael Wilkins was sentenced Wednesday for possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.

He was under police surveillance in June 2016 when he was followed to a house, where officers saw him place a box and backpack containing nearly 5 kilograms of methamphetamine and more than $12,000 inside a car. He was arrested after fleeing on foot.

A standoff ensued when officers went to serve a search warrant. Authorities say Luis Carlos Garcia-Aguilar was shot hours later when he ran from the house with a rifle. Wilkins also had a brother who was killed in a police shooting.