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Wichita man pleads guilty in meth operation

December 1, 2010

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— A Wichita man pleaded guilty to three drug charges in what officers have called the largest methamphetamine bust in Reno County history.

The Hutchinson News reports that 53-year-old Angel Humberto Anaya Mata pleaded guilty Monday to distribution of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute meth and a drug tax stamp violation.

Sentencing was scheduled for Jan. 7.

Anaya Mata was arrested May 14 after officers found nearly 4 pounds of suspected ice meth in a storm cellar in Hutchinson. The drugs had an estimated street value of $170,000.

Police say Anaya Mata brought the meth to Hutchinson from Wichita. A second man, Bruno Garcia-Salaises was also arrested. He was recently charged in federal court with possession of meth with intent to distribute.

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