California man pleads guilty to driving fentanyl, heroin through Kansas

Posted at 10:37 AM, Jul 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-31 13:37:02-04

WICHITA, Kan. — A 24-year-old California man has pleaded guilty to drug charges after Kansas officers found 9 pounds of fentanyl and 8 pounds of heroin in his vehicle during a traffic stop.

The U.S. attorney's office says Mauricio Canas, of Bermuda Dunes, California, pleaded guilty Thursday to two charges involving drug trafficking.

Prosecutors say the drugs were found when Canas' car was stopped in Thomas County in August 2019 for a traffic violation. He was taking the drugs from California to New York. Canas is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 22.