Arizona Man Pleads Guilty After Smuggling 11 Pounds of Meth

WICHITA, Kan. – A man from Arizona pleaded guilty today to driving 11.5 pounds of pure methamphetamine from Phoenix to Kansas.

Sergio Martinez-Carlos, 22, Monahan, Ariz., pleaded guilty to one count of interstate travel in furtherance of drug trafficking. In his plea, he admitted the Kingman County Sheriff’s Office stopped him and discovered the drugs hidden in his vehicle.

Sentencing is set for Jan. 19, 2021. He could face up to five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Drug Enforcement Administration St. Louis Division, Kansas City District Office, investigated the case with the Kingman County Sheriff’s Office.