A Wichita restaurant owner is facing new charges after federal agents raided his Andover home over the summer.
Gerald Beasley, 58, was charged in June with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. On Wednesday, a grand jury returned 23 more charges, including drugs weapons and fraud charges.
The indictment alleges investigators monitored Beasley's telephone calls and examined his tax records, bank records and real estate purchases to obtain evidence that he derived his income from criminal activities including drug trafficking and counterfeit checks. Law enforcement officers served search warrants in June and seized more than $229,000 from bank accounts and $346,000 in cash from residences and a business location. They also seized firearms, ammunition, controlled substances and drug trafficking paraphernalia.
Beasley owned Tiara's Place, a restaurant on north Hillside.
If convicted, he faces prison time and millions of dollars in fines.