A California man arrested in Thomas County pleaded guilty Monday to smuggling heroin and methamphetamine, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's office in Wichita.
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 when the Kansas Highway Patrol pulled him over on Interstate 70 in Thomas County, according to the release. 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.