Kitchener man pleads guilty in attempted fentanyl export

A Canadian man is facing a maximum of 20 years behind bars and a possible fine of up to one-million dollars US for trying to export fentanyl products and other synthetic drugs.

Karl Morrison, a 59-year-old from Kitchener, Ontario pleaded guilty to attempting to export the drugs from China into the US.

Morrison's wife also pleaded guilty to failing to report the crime to law enforcement and could face up to three years in prison and a maximum fine of 250-thousand dollars US.

The US Attorney's office says the couple crossed the border and collected four packages which they intended to send back to Canada.

All four of the packages were intercepted by law enforcement before they could be sent to the intended address, and the couple was arrested as they drove back to Canada.

The Morrisons are scheduled to be sentenced in a Buffalo, New York court in July.