Federal Prison Time in Meth Smuggling Case

A traffic stop in which a large amount of methamphetamine was discovered has landed a California man a federal prison sentence in Kansas.

A California man was sentenced to a little over 6 years in federal prison for smuggling more than 23 pounds of methamphetamine to Kansas.

According to U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister’s office,  28-year-old Juan Beltran of Bell Gardens, Calif., pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. In his plea, he admitted that the Kansas Highway Patrol stopped him on I-70 in Russell County, Kan. Troopers found the drugs in the trunk of his car.