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January 10, 2014

Man gets 19 years in Platte County cocaine case

Prosecutors said a 37-year-old California man was transporting more than 13 pounds of cocaine when he was arrested.

A California man arrested while smuggling more than 13 pounds of cocaine in Platte County has been sentenced to 19 years in prison.

Platte County prosecutors said that 37-year-old Marcos Gonzalez of California was arrested last April after a Platte County sheriff’s deputy found the drugs during a traffic stop.

Gonzalez was driving a rented box van. The drugs were found inside the lining of three suitcases, prosecutors said, and had an estimated street value of about $600,000.

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