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Eight Pounds of Heroin Send Driver to Federal Prison

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

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A California woman who was stopped in Kansas with eight pounds of heroin in her car was sentenced today to 26 months in federal prison, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

Rufina Valdovinos-Anacleto, 24, Pomona, Calif., pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute heroin. The Kansas Highway Patrol stopped her car in Saline County, Kan. Troopers found more than 8.8 pounds of heroin in the car.

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

Updated September 14, 2020

Drug Trafficking