Woman charged with smuggling 60 pounds of meth into Kansas
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Los Angeles woman has been charged with smuggling more than 60 pounds (27 kilograms) of methamphetamine into Kansas.
The U.S. attorney’s office says 46-year-old Maria Alvarez-Buenrostro was indicted Tuesday on one count of possession with intent to distribute.
The indictment says Kansas Highway Patrol troopers found 33 heat-sealed bags of meth hidden in a rear quarter panel and both rear doors of her Ford Explorer when she was stopped on Interstate 70 near Hays.
If convicted, she faces a penalty of not less than 10 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $4 million.