WICHITA, Kan. — A 46-year-old woman from Los Angeles is awaiting sentencing after she admitted that she drove 60 pounds of methamphetamine through Kansas.
Maria Alvarez-Buenrostro pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
A Kansas Highway Patrol trooper stopped her on Feb. 12, 2019, in Ellis County for a lane violation. The trooper found the methamphetamine in 33 heat-sealed bags in a rear quarter panel and in both rear doors, according to the plea agreement.
She admitted she was taking the drugs to a dealer to sell, according to the agreement.
Alvarez-Buenrostro is scheduled for sentencing April 16. She faces at least 10 years and a fine up to $10 million.