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Man pleads guilty to heroin, meth offenses after Thomas Co. arrest

ANSAS CITY, Kan. – A California man who was arrested on his way to Kansas City pleaded guilty Monday to smuggling heroin and methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said in a news release.

Allan Bryan DeJesus, 39, Bakersfield, Calif., pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin. In his plea, he admitted he was on his way to Kansas City on Jan. 5, 2019, when the Kansas Highway Patrol pulled him over on Interstate 70 in Thomas County. In DeJesus’ vehicle, a trooper found two pounds of heroin and 20 pounds of crystal methamphetamine.

Sentencing is set for Feb. 3. He could face a penalty of not less than five years and not more than 40 years in federal prison and a fine up to $5 million. McAllister commended the Kansas Highway Patrol, the Drug Enforcement Administration and Assistant U.S. Attorney David Lind for their work on the case.

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