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Guilty Plea: 11+ Pounds of Pure Meth Hidden in Vehicle

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

WICHITA, KAN. – A man from Arizona pleaded guilty today to driving 11.5 pounds of pure methamphetamine from Phoenix to Kansas, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

Sergio Martinez-Carlos, 22, Monahan, Ariz., pleaded guilty to one count of interstate travel in furtherance of drug trafficking. In his plea, he admitted the Kingman County Sheriff’s Office stopped him and discovered the drugs hidden in his vehicle.

Sentencing is set for Jan. 19, 2021. He could face up to five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. McAllister commended the Kingman County Sheriff’s Office, the Drug Enforcement Administration and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Katherine Andrusak for their work on the case.

Updated October 21, 2020

Drug Trafficking