After fighting extradition for more than a decade, a British Columbia man has pled guilty to drug charges in the United States.
53-year-old Kevin Kerfoot fought extradition to the country for several years, taking the fight all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada.
However, that court dismissed his case in December of 2016, allowing him to face trial in Seattle.
In a statement on the plea, U.S. Attorney Annette Hayes says Kerfoot’s criminal history dates back to a cocaine smuggling case in 2005.
After stopping a car that was driving erratically along Washington State’s I-5 highway, a police dog discovered 41 grams of cocaine inside.
That discovery led to the arrest of several members of a smuggling ring, including Kerfoot, who was identified as the person in charge.
Hayes’ statement says Kerfoot faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison.