A Kansas City area methamphetamine dealer was sentenced Monday to 12 years and seven months in prison.
Javier Tovar-Zamorano was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan., where he pleaded guilty in October to conspiracy with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.
In early 2016, Tovar-Zamorano asked an acquaintance to help him distribute methamphetamine and heroin, according to terms of his plea agreement.
He didn’t know that the friend was a confidential source for the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Tovar-Zamorano also asked the friend if he could provide a car with a hidden compartment to transport drugs.
“As luck would have it, DEA already happened to have such a car,” according to the plea agreement.
That vehicle was equipped with a GPS and was tracked by federal agents to California and back in April 2016.
Back in the Kansas City area, the DEA took possession of the vehicle and found about 10 pounds of methamphetamine inside.