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Man Sentenced For 50 Pounds of Meth after Minneola Stop

Joe Denoyer - October 15, 2019 11:26 am

A California man who was stopped in Kansas with 50 pounds of methamphetamine in his car was sentenced today to six years in federal prison, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

Jesus Antonio Garcia-Maldonado, 36, Panorama City, Calif., pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. In his plea, he admitted he was stopped for speeding on US 54 near Minneola in Clark County, Kan. Law enforcement officers found approximately 50 pounds of methamphetamine in wrapped packages under seats and behind a rear quarter panel. The defendant said he was driving the drugs from San Diego, Calif., to Minnesota.

McAllister commended the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, the Drug Enforcement Administration and Assistant U.S. Attorney Mona Furst.

 

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