One of two men arrested in meth distribution case enters pleas Monday.


One of two men arrested in meth distribution case enters pleas Monday/Gough 11/29/2010

While one of two men arrested for distribution of methamphetamine has been indicted by the feds, the other entered a plea Monday afternoon in District Court.

49-year-old Angel Humberto-Anaya-Mata entered pleas to distribution of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, and no drug tax stamp.

His co-defendent, 53-year-old Bruno Garcia-Salaises of 307 Justice was indicted earlier this month by a Federal Grand Jury in Wichita.

Drug Detectives are alleging that Anayamata brought nearly 4-pounds of packaged methamphetamine to Garcia- Salaises for distribution locally. The ice-meth had a street value of nearly 171-thousand dollars.

Drug Unit Detectives have been investigating Garcia off and on for some time and then got serious about his activities in May.

They apparently served a search warrant on a storm cellar near a home at 116 North Elm where the meth, scales and packaging materials were allegedly located. The residents there were letting Garcia use the shelter, but say they knew nothing of any drugs being stored there.

Sentencing for Anaya-Mata is scheduled for January 7 in front of Judge Richard Rome, his last day in office.