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Los Angeles Woman Pleads Guilty to Transporting 60 Pounds of Meth to Kansas

GavelA woman from Los Angeles pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to transporting 60 pounds of methamphetamine to Kansas, US Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

46-year-old Maria Alvarez-Buenrostro of Los Angeles, California pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. In her plea, she admitted that the Kansas Highway Patrol stopped her car February 12, 2019 in Ellis County. A trooper found the methamphetamine in heat-sealed bags hidden in a rear quarter panel and in both rear doors.

Sentencing is set for April 16. She could face a sentence of not less than 10 years and a fine up to $10 million. McAllister commended the Kansas Highway Patrol, the Drug Enforcement Administration and Assistant US Attorney Mona Furst for their work on the case.

(Information courtesy US Attorney Stephen McAllister.)

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