Indictment issued for meth found in Merriam

01/22/2014 4:57 PM

01/22/2014 4:59 PM

A Kansas federal grand injury indicted a 38-year-old Mexican man Wednesday for possessing 15 pounds of methamphetamine in Merriam.

Guillermo Fernandez-Vera would face at least 10 years in prison if convicted.

Federal drug agents working the day after Christmas received a tip that they would find the drugs if they searched a Toyota Tacoma pickup bearing Mexican license plates that was parked at a Merriam motel, according to federal court records.

Agents followed Fernandez-Vera as he drove with his son to a shopping area near Antioch Road and Johnson Drive, court records said. After receiving permission to search the truck, agents found the drugs hidden in the truck’s seat backs.

Mark Morris,

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