- Associated Press - Thursday, August 20, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A California man is facing up to a 20-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to a heroin trafficking charge in New Mexico.

Prosecutors say 23-year-old Carlos Alberto Renteria-Garcia, of Los Angeles, entered into a plea agreement Thursday in federal court in Albuquerque.

Renteria-Garcia was arrested in February at a train station in Albuquerque.

Federal drug agents say they found about five pounds of heroin concealed in the room Renteria-Garcia was using during his train ride.

He indicted in March and charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute.

Prosecutors say Renteria-Garcia faces a statutory maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.

His sentencing hearing has yet to be scheduled.

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