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Los Angeles woman pleads guilty to transporting 60 lbs of meth to Kansas

NEWS RELEASE FROM OFFICE OF UNITED STATES ATTORNEY STEPHEN MCALLISTER 

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

46-year-old Maria Alvarez-Buenrostro of Los Angeles, CA, 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 12th, 2019, in Ellis County, KS.  A trooper found the methamphetamine in heat-sealed bags hidden in a real quarter panel and in both rear doors.

Sentencing is set for April 16th.  She could face a sentence of not less than 10 years and a fine up to $10 million.


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