Sep 15, 2020 1:59 PM

KHP found 8 pounds of heroin in driver's car

Posted Sep 15, 2020 1:59 PM

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A California woman who was stopped in Kansas with eight pounds of heroin in her car was sentenced Monday to 26 months in federal prison, according to U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister.

Rufina Valdovinos-Anacleto, 24, Pomona, Calif., pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute heroin. The Kansas Highway Patrol stopped her car in Saline County, Kan. Troopers found more than 8.8 pounds of heroin in the car.

McAllister commended the Kansas Highway Patrol, the Drug Enforcement Administration and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Lindsey Debenham for their work on the case.