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California Man Sentenced to Prison For Smuggling 18 Pounds of Cocaine to KS

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Kansas

TOPEKA, KAN. – A California man was sentenced today to 52 months in federal prison for smuggling 18 pounds of cocaine to Kansas, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

Jesus Gonzalez-Molina, 30, pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine. In his plea, he admitted he was driving eastbound on I-70 through Shawnee County when he was stopped by the Kansas Highway Patrol. Troopers searched the 2007 Toyota 4Runner he was driving and found a hidden compartment containing the drugs.

McAllister commended Assistant U.S. Attorney Skip Jacobs, the Kansas Highway Patrol and Drug Enforcement Administration for their work on the case.

Updated February 18, 2020

Drug Trafficking