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Meth bust nets man 51 months in federal prison

A man who hid meth in child booster seats and other locations in his car has been sentenced to 51 months in federal prison.

U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said Monday that 32-year-old Israel Felix Garcia was a passenger in a car driven by his girlfriend when the Kansas Highway Patrol stopped the car on I-70 at milepost 341 in Wabaunsee County.

A trooper found five plastic wrapped bundles of crystal methamphetamine in two booster seats in the car. He found more bundles hidden under the rear window deck, bringing the total to 15 pounds. Garcia told investigators he was being paid $400 per bundle to drive the drugs from California to Topeka.

He said his girlfriend and two children in the car did not know about the methamphetamine.

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