NEWS RELEASE FROM U.S. ATTORNEY STEPHEN MCALLISTER
A Texas woman who was arrested on a highway in Meade County, KS, was indicted today on drug trafficking charges.
Dora Elizabeth Arteaga, 42, Houston, Texas, was charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine. A Kansas Highway Patrol trooper stopped Arteaga on April 14th near Plains, KS. The indictment alleges officers found approximately 4.4 pounds of cocaine in a bag behind the driver’s seat.
If convicted, Arteaga will face a penalty of no less than five years and no more than 40 years in federal prison and a fine up to $5 million.