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updated: 3/26/2013 4:18 PM

Prosecutors: Waukegan woman accepted pot delivery

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A Waukegan woman faces up to 30 years in prison for accepting a mailed package containing more than 23 pounds of pot, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Alexandra Negron, 21, of the 400 block of Oakwood Drive, accepted the package carrying 10,871 grams of marijuana from a United States postal delivery person on March 4, Lake County prosecutors said.

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Negron was arrested immediately after accepting the package and charged by the Lake County Metropolitan Enforcement Group, Assistant State's Attorney Ken LaRue said.

MEG officials said the street value of the marijuana that was confiscated is about $100,000.

Negron was charged with cannabis trafficking of more than 5,000 grams, manufacture of a controlled substance of more than 5,000 grams and possession of a controlled substance of more than 5,000 grams, officials said.

If found guilty of the most serious charge, she could spend up to 30 years behind bars, authorities said.

She is held in the Lake County jail on $250,000 bond, prosecutors said.

Defense attorney Cynthia Pruim Haran said during a bond reduction hearing Tuesday that Negron had accepted and signed for the package of pot because a friend asked her to do it.

She asked that Negron's bond be lowered to $30,000, but the request was denied by Lake County Associate Judge Theodore J. Potkonjak.

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