Scales of Justice

An Arizona woman arrested near Casper pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to a heroin charge.

Elsa V. Bray, 44, of Tucson, entered the plea to a single count of possession with intent to distribute more than 100 grams of heroin. The plea came as part of an agreement with prosecutors, but the terms of that agreement were not made public in court documents available through an online records portal.

Prosecutors said in court documents published following Bray’s arrest that a Natrona County sheriff’s deputy pulled Bray over in January on StateHighway 220 for doing 7 mph over the speed limit.

The documents state Bray told the deputy she was driving from Las Vegas to Minnesota, and after a Casper police K9 unit alerted to possible drugs, law enforcement searched the SUV. They found a 2.3-pound package and a presumptive test indicated heroin was present, the documents state.

Bray is set to be sentenced on Sept. 11.

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Shane Sanderson is a Star-Tribune reporter who primarily covers criminal justice. Sanderson is a proud University of Missouri graduate. Lately, he’s been reading Cormac McCarthy and cooking Italian food. He writes about his own life in his free time.

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