A man caught trafficking drugs near Emporia will spend five years in federal prison.
The sentence was handed down Tuesday for 42-year old Derrick Moore.
Moore pleaded guilty in January to one count of possession with intent to distribute almost nine pounds of cocaine. In his plea, Moore admitted he had that amount of cocaine in his vehicle when a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper pulled him over in June of last year on I-35.
The U.S. Attorney's office says Moore claimed to be going to Kansas City to pick up a car his aunt had purchased on eBay. The trooper became suspicious when Moore didn’t have any paperwork and couldn't say exactly where in Kansas City he was going. The drugs were found in a hidden compartment in an auxiliary fuel tank.