Woman Carrying 12-Pounds Of Cocaine Sentenced

Posted 2 years ago

By Fred Gough

TOPEKA – A woman from Mexico has been sentenced to 46 months in federal prison after she was arrested in Russell County with more than 12-pounds of cocaine.

28-year-old Monica Carrillo, of Nogales, Mexico, pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

In her plea, she admitted that on Feb. 28, 2012, she was stopped by a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper in Russell County. A search of the car turned up a hidden compartment containing 5.45 kilograms (more than 12 pounds) of cocaine.

She told investigators she was promised $1,000 to transport the drugs from California to Chicago.


  • Brandon

    The sad thing here is she was probably forced by the cartel to do this. They lose some drugs but she loses 4 years of her life for 1000dlrs.

  • Dustin

    not really, she should of gotten longer, have seen ppl get sentenced to 7 years for lesser crimes, she got off way too easy all cuz she illegal

  • Equalityforall

    send her back..don’t waste our tax dollars on housing and supporting her.