Jan. 22nd, 2014
KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A man from Mexico was indicted in federal court here Wednesday on charges of possessing 15 pounds of methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.
Guillermo Fernandez-Vera, 38, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
Fernandez-Vera initially was charged in December in a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan.
An affidavit filed in support of the complaint alleges that the investigation began when the Drug Enforcement Administration received information that a man driving a Toyota Tacoma with Mexican license plates could be found at the Drury Inn in Merriam with approximately 15 pounds of methamphetamine.
When investigators stopped Fernandez-Vera’s car on Dec. 26, 2013, they found the methamphetamine in seven large rectangular packages hidden inside the seat-backs of the rear truck seats of the vehicle.
If convicted, he faces a penalty of not less than 10 years and not more than life in federal prison and a fine up to $10 million. The Drug Enforcement Administration investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jabari Wamble is prosecuting.
He is innocent until proven guilty.