OAKLAND -- A 56-year-old man has pleaded guilty to drug charges in connection with a plan to sell nearly 10 pounds of methamphetamine in Oakland, federal authorities announced Thursday.

Miguel Bedoya of Mexico, pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in Oakland to conspiracy to distribute and possess methamphetamine with the intent to distribute the drugsm, U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag said in a news release.

Bedoya admitted that on Sept. 5, 2012, he met with a man in Oakland and showed him approximately 4.4 kilograms -- about 10 pounds -- of crystal methamphetamine inside a speaker box in the trunk of a car driven by Hassan Johnny Valenzuela.

Valenzuela, whose age and hometown were not released, pleaded guilty to conspiracy in February, federal officials said.

Bedoya is scheduled to be sentenced on May 15, in Oakland and faces life in prison and a fine of $10,000. A sentencing date for Valenzuela was not released.

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