Federal Drug Charges Filed Against Truck Driver Arrested in KCK
KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Federal drug charges have been filed against a man arrested Tuesday in Kansas City, Kan., U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom.
Domingo Uriarte,41, Los Angeles, Calif., is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. An investigator’s affidavit filed in the case alleges Uriarte had approximately 100 pounds of methamphetamine in his truck when the Kansas Highway Patrol stopped him April 28 in Kansas City, Kan., for a traffic violation.
A trooper stopped Uriarte’s Ford F650 box truck near 10th and Kansas Avenue. In a large wooden crate containing a metal lathe, investigators found 15 tightly-wrapped bundles containing approximately 100 pounds of methamphetamine. While the truck was being inspected, Uriarte attempted to flee but was quickly recaptured.
If convicted, he faces a penalty of not less than 10 years and a fine up to $10 million. The Kansas Highway Patrol and the Kansas City, Kan. Police Department investigated. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Trent Krug is prosecuting.
In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.