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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) _ A Missouri man who was clocked at more than 100 mph while trying to outrun a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper has been sentenced to 47 months in federal prison for possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom says 22-year-old Miguel Torres of Kansas City, Missouri, admitted Monday that on March 14 a trooper tried to stop his BMW, which he was driving west on Interstate 70 in Geary County, Kansas.

During the chase, the trooper clocked Torres’ speed at 111 miles an hour. Once Torres stopped, the trooper found 22 pounds of methamphetamine in the trunk of his car.

Grissom says Torres was paid $6,000 to drive the drugs from Riverside, California, to the Kansas City area.

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