Wednesday, November 19, 2014

State News: Nevada Man Sentenced to 11 Years After Arrest With 80 Pounds of Methamphetamine

KANSAS CITy, KAN. - A man from Nevada was sentenced Tuesday to 135 months in federal prison after being stopped in June with 80 pounds of methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Tomas Serrato-Jaimes, 31, Las Vegas, Nev., pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. In his plea, he admitted the Kansas Highway Patrol stopped his car June 20, 2014, on Interstate 70 near Hays, Kan.

Investigators found 80 pounds of methamphetamine and 11 pounds of cocaine in the car.

Grissom commended the Kansas Highway Patrol and Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron Smith for their work on the case.