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A 30-year-old Brownsville woman remains in federal custody after she was accused trying to transport more than six pounds of methamphetamine across the Veterans International Bridge.

Authorities reported Samantha Marie Frye allegedly hid the methamphetamine inside some canned goods she was carrying across the international bridge on Sunday.

Frye appeared Monday before U.S. Magistrate Ronald G. Morgan on a count of possession with intent to distribute 6.4 pounds of methamphetamine.

Bond was denied and Frye was turned over to the custody of U.S. Marshals. A detention hearing has been scheduled from Thursday.

According to an U.S. Customs and Border Protection press release, CBP officers at the bridge came in contact with Frye as she was riding in a commercial bus attempting to cross the bridge.

Frye was sent to a secondary inspection area so her baggage could be checked and officers found five food cans filled with the drugs.

The Brownsville woman was turned over to the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigation special agents for further investigation. CPB officers seized the methamphetamine.

The drugs have an estimated street value of $102,400

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