ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A California man has pleaded guilty to a methamphetamine trafficking charge in New Mexico and could get up to a life prison sentence.

Prosecutors say 25-year-old Geoffrey Lawrence Marshall Jr. of La Palma had a change of plea hearing Thursday in federal court in Albuquerque.

Federal drug agents arrested Marshall in June after seizing nearly 11 pounds of crystal methamphetamine from him during an interdiction investigation at an Albuquerque bus station.

Authorities say the meth was concealed in eight cereal cardboard boxes and cardboard drink boxes inside Marshall’s luggage.

Prosecutors say Marshall is facing at least a 10-year prison term.

He remains in custody pending a sentencing hearing, which has yet to be scheduled.

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