Man Charged With Possession of More Than 15 Pounds of Meth
A California truck driver accused of traveling to Wichita with more than 15 pounds of methamphetamine in his truck has been indicted.
U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said in a news release Wednesday that that 33-year-old Arnoldo Perez-Ortega of Fontana, California, was charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Grissom said Wichita police stopped Perez-Ortega's truck on Sunday and discovered 15.75 pounds of the drug.
If convicted, Perez-Ortega faces a penalty of not less than 10 years in prison and a fine up to $250,000. It was not immediately clear if he has an attorney.