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, mmorris@kcstar.com

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