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Kansas Woman Pleads Guilty in Federal Pot Case

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U.S. Border Patrol agents found more than 100 pounds of marijuana in the car she was driving when she stopped at an I-25 checkpoint in Dona Ana County, according to criminal complaint

A Kansas woman who was arrested last year after more than 100 pounds of marijuana was found in the car she was driving in southern New Mexico has pleaded guilty in federal court in Las Cruces to possession with intent to distribute marijuana, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.

The agency said in a news release that Kimmie May Renshaw, 53, of Kansas City, Kan., entered the plea Tuesday and at sentencing will face up to five years of imprisonment, a $250,000 fine and a two-year term of supervised release.

The charge stemmed from the discovery of marijuana in the car Renshaw was driving when she stopped on June 1 of last year at a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint on Interstate 25 in Dona Ana County, the news release said.

The news release said that according to the criminal complaint in the case, a drug-detecting dog alerted to the car and agents found 93.9 pounds of marijuana in a large duffle bag and 21.8 pounds of pot in a computer box in the car.

 

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