Man hired to transport 15 pounds of heroin to Kansas City sentenced to 46 months in federal prison

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A California man, who was arrested in Kansas with 15 pounds of heroin, has been sentenced to 46 months in federal prison.

According to the Office of U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom, on Monday Juan Carlos Ahumada, 21, of San Fernando, Calif., pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin. In his plea, he admitted he was hired to drive a load of heroin from California to Kansas City.

According to the release, on June 25, 2014, a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper stopped Ahumada on eastbound I-70 in Wabaunsee County, Kan. Investigators discovered a hidden compartment in the cowl of the vehicle where approximately 15 pounds of heroin was concealed.

Grissom commended the Kansas Highway Patrol, the Drug Enforcement Administration and Assistant U.S. Attorney Duston Slinkard for their work on the case.