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Bakersfield man accused of trafficking drugs

Police seized more than 9 pounds of heroin
Posted at 10:47 AM, Jun 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-15 14:19:39-04
A Bakersfield man could face 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to trafficking heroin in New Mexico.
 
28-year-old Mario Arvizo Padron Jr. was in federal court Tuesday in Albuquerque.
 
Federal drug agents arrested Padron in April 2015 after they seized more than 9 1/2 pounds of heroin from him at a bus station in Albuquerque.
 
Agents found the heroin in bundles that were concealed inside the lining of Padron's luggage.
 
Padron pleaded guilty to a felony charge of possession of heroin with intent to distribute.
 
He remains in federal custody pending his sentencing hearing, which has yet to be scheduled.
 
Padron faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.