Trucker sentenced 46 months for transporting drugs

Officers discover cocaine hidden in his trailer

Posted May 25, 2017

A California commercial driver pleaded guilty to smuggling drugs across state lines, and will serve 46 months in federal prison for one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

A shipment of cocaine originating in Los Angeles, California, and destined for Plainfield, Indiana, was intercepted by law enforcement in Kansas, according to the Kansas District of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Kansas Highway Patrol discovered the drugs when a refrigerated trailer, operated by the defendant, was stopped by troopers. The cooling unit on the trailer was used to concealed 10 vacuum wrapped packages containing 44 pounds of cocaine. Officers learned the driver was to be paid $4,000 upon returning to Los Angeles after successfully making the delivery in Indiana.

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