A Mexican citizen was indicted Wednesday after police found 34 pounds of methamphetamine in his car in Shawnee County, the U.S. Attorney for Kansas’ Office said.

Luis Manuel Mojarro-Lopez, 33, was driving a 2007 Ford Mustang on June 18 when the Kansas Highway Patrol stopped him after he ran a stop sign at the S.W. Wanamaker exit from eastbound Interstate 70.15464148

During a search of the vehicle, 34 pounds of methamphetamine was found hidden inside a false compartment behind the rear seat. During an investigation, police learned Mojarro-Lopez was paid $2,000 to drive the Mustang from Los Angeles to Kansas City, Kan., where he was told to contact someone for further instructions.

Mojarro-Lopez is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. He faces a penalty of up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $1 million. The highway patrol and the Drug Enforcement Administration investigated, according to a release from acting U.S. Attorney for Kansas Tom Beall.

 

 

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