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Texas woman arrested in KS indicted on drug trafficking charges

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.

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