Drug Enforcement Administration

St. Louis

William J. Callahan, Special Agent in Charge

October 01, 2015

Contact: SA John Leonard

Phone Number: 314-538-4600

California Man Sentenced To Prison For Driving Heroin To Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - -James Shroba, Special Agent in Charge for the Drug Enforcement Administration announced today that a California man who was arrested in Kansas with 15 pounds of heroin was sentenced Monday to 46 months in federal prison.

Juan Carlos Ahumada, 21, San Fernando, Calif., pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin. In his plea, he admitted he was hired to drive a load of heroin from California to Kansas City. On June 25, 2014, a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper stopped Ahumada on eastbound Interstate 70 in Wabaunsee County, Kan. Investigators discovered a hidden compartment in the cowl of the vehicle where approximately 15 pounds of heroin was concealed.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Kansas Highway Patrol. Assistant U.S. Attorney Duston Slinkard prosecuted the  case.

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