California woman admits to bringing 60 pounds of meth through Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A 46-year-old woman from Los Angeles is awaiting sentencing after she admitted that she drove 60 pounds (27 kilograms) of methamphetamine through Kansas.

Maria Alvarez-Buenrostro pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to one of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

A Kansas Highway Patrol trooper stopped her on Feb. 12, 2019, in Ellis County for a lane violation.

The trooper found the methamphetamine in 33 heat-sealed bags in a rear quarter panel and in both rear doors, according to the plea agreement.