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Woman carrying 12 pounds of cocaine sentenced
Arrest stems from stop in Russell County
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TOPEKA – A woman from Mexico has been sentenced to 46 months in federal prison after she was arrested in Russell County with more than 12 pounds of cocaine, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Friday.
Monica Carrillo, 28, Nogales, Mexico, pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine. In her plea, she admitted that on Feb. 28, she was stopped by a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper in Russell County. A search of the car turned up a hidden compartment containing 5.45 kilograms (more than 12 pounds) of cocaine. She told investigators she was promised $1,000 to transport the drugs from California to Chicago.
The Kansas Highway Patrol, the Drug Enforcement Administration and Assistant U.S. Attorney’s Office handled the case.