Truck Driver charged with drug trafficking

KSN News (file)
KSN News

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – A California truck driver accused of transporting about 100 pounds of methamphetamine through Kansas faces federal charges.

The U.S. attorney’s office says the Kansas Highway Patrol found the meth Tuesday after stopping 41-year-old Domingo Uriarte in Kansas City, Kansas, for a traffic violation. He is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute. His public defender didn’t immediately respond to an email from The Associated Pres seeking comment.

Prosecutors said 15 tightly-wrapped bundles of meth were found in a large wooden crate containing a metal lathe. Prosecutors said Uriarte tried to flee during the search but was recaptured.

The charge carries a penalty of not less than 10 years and a fine of up to $10 million.

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