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KCK meth case sends California man to prison for life

Updated: 2013-02-27T20:14:42Z

A Kansas federal judge has sentenced a Modesto, Calif., methamphetamine dealer to life in prison.

A jury convicted Juan Manuel Cortez-Diaz, 36, in June of distributing meth and two counts of possessing meth with intent to distribute it.

Kansas City, Kan., police stopped Cortez-Diaz in May 2011 after seeing him leave a drug stash house carrying two pounds of methamphetamine. Raiding the house later, authorities recovered seven more pounds.

| Mark Morris, mmorris@kcstar.com

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