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Mexican Citizen Found with 21 Pounds of Meth in Russell County

Drug Arrest 229-year-old Maria Alonso-Espinoza, a citizen of Mexico, has been charged with one count of distributing methamphetamine according to US Attorney Stephen McAllister. The crime is alleged to have occurred February 26 in Russell County.

According to court documents, the Kansas Highway Patrol stopped Alonso-Espinoza's vehicle on Interstate 70 in Russell County and found 21 pounds of methamphetamine.

If convicted, she faces a penalty of not less than 10 years and a fine up to $10 million.

The Drug Enforcement Administration investigated. Assistant US Attorney Mona Furst is prosecuting.

(Information courtesy US Attorney Stephen McAllister.)

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