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Meth found in Russell County
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A citizen of Mexico was indicted Wednesday on a federal charge of distributing methamphetamine.

The crime is alleged to have occurred Feb. 26 in Russell County.

According to court documents, the Kansas Highway Patrol stopped a vehicle driven by Maria Alonso-Espinoza, 29, on I-70 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 U.S. Attorney Mona Furst is prosecuting.