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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Fifty-seven Pounds of Meth Earns Driver 10 Years in Federal Prison

TOPEKA, KAN. – A man from Washington state was sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison for drug trafficking in Kansas, Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.

Hector M. Birrueta, 32, Pasco, Wash., pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Law enforcement officers found 57 pounds of methamphetamine in his car when they stopped him Oct. 17, 2015, on I-70 Ellis County, Kan.

Beall commended the Drug Enforcement and Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Jacobs for their work on the case.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated October 25, 2016