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.
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.