Truck driver from Bakersfield pleads guilty to drug conspiracy

    A truck driver from Bakersfield pleaded guilty to charges Wednesday of conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine.

    Darrell Leon Jennings, 51, was assisting 50-year-old Mario Alvarez-Muniz of Taft in transporting 6 kilograms of heroin and 11 kilograms of cocaine destined for Chicago, according to court documents.

    Alvarez-Muniz arranged for a shipment of drugs to be shipped from Mexico to Mira Loma and forJennings to pick up and ship the drugs, according to court documents.

    Jennings was stopped in Bakersfield by agents and a police dog was able to locate the drugs.

    Jennings is scheduled to be sentenced in Jan. and faces a mandatory minimum statutory penalty of 10 years in prison and a maximum penalty of life in prison, along with a $10 million fine.

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