Two men face charges after drug bust

A Jan. 11 raid by the Missouri Western Interdiction and Narcotics Task Force netted the arrest of two Kansas City men on drug charges.

 Joseph Saxon

Joseph Saxon

Joseph Saxon and Sebastian Valdez were arrested after law enforcement searched a home in eastern Platte County at 7915 N. Ames and after receiving information from a confidential informant.

 Sebastian Valdez

Sebastian Valdez

According to court documents, detectives found multiple types of narcotics including: marijuana, cocaine, psilocybin mushrooms, morphine and oxycodone as well as firearms, ammunition and more than $20,000 in cash behind a hidden panel which led to the home’s sub-basement. 

Valdez, 23, faces a single count of possession of a controlled substance after authorities found a baggy of marijuana, a smoked marijuana cigarette and a rolled 1-dollar bill with cocaine residue in a room identified as his bedroom in the home.

Saxon, 25, faces five felony counts including: two counts of delivery of a controlled substance, one count of felon in possession of a firearm, one count of receiving stolen property and one count of possession of a firearm while also possessing more than 35 grams of marijuana.

According to court documents seven firearms were recovered from the home, including one which was reported stolen out of Raytown, Mo. in October on 2016.