Crime

35-year prison sentence for KCK meth trafficker in U.S. illegally

A man in the United States illegally has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for trafficking methamphetamine into Kansas City, Kan.

Juan Antonio Herrera-Zamora, 33, was sentenced Monday after he was found guilty last year in federal court on drug trafficking and illegal firearm possession charges.

The charges against Herrera-Zamora, a citizen of Mexico, involved a 26-pound shipment of the drug that was brought to the Kansas City area hidden inside a car’s spare tire.

He was arrested at a Kansas City, Kan., tire shop where the drugs were unloaded.

Law enforcement officers found a gun hidden in a baby’s diaper bag when he was arrested.

Tony Rizzo: 816-234-4435, @trizzkc

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