NEBRASKA CITY – A California woman and her daughter are charged in federal court after an Otoe County sheriff’s deputy found 10 pounds of methamphetamine in a Highway 2 traffic stop in February.

Otoe County Sheriff Colin Caudill says the deputy initiated a traffic stop for speeding near Nebraska City, but the Ford Expedition did not stop until after crossing the Missouri River bridge into Fremont County, Iowa.

The deputy told the court he suspected the presence of marijuana in the vehicle and a searched yielded four pounds. It also revealed 10 pounds of methamphetamine in a black duffle bag.

Teresa Martinez, 45, and her daughter, 21-year-old Daisy Flores, are suspected of distribution  of more than 10 grams of meth.

The U.S. attorneys said a conviction could carry a minimum of 10 years and a maximum of life in prison and a $10 million fine.

Flores’ attorney asked the court to set bond and conditions for her release, noting that she has only a DWI on her criminal record.

He said she has been employed as a dancer for the past five years and is a licensed stripper in the state of Arizona.

The judge told Flores to consider the bond conditions.

Judge: “If I allow you to continue to do that line of work, it is my expectation that you are not using alcohol. It’s going to be part of my order that you do not use or possess alcohol and that you not use drugs. So, if drugs is a component of that – and believe me, I used to be a criminal defense lawyer. I represented dancers all the time, so I know what goes on. Not saying everybody uses, but the large majority, it’s been my experience, does.

"If that’s what’s going on, then that’s probably not the right place for you, because if you test positive for drugs and continue to test positive for drugs, you’re going to end up back in jail because I’m going to revoke your conditions.”

The judge said she would not allow travel to Arizona as part bond. She said travel would only be allowed between Fresno and Los Angeles and to Nebraska for court dates.

The judge ordered the detention of Martinez sighting the type of offense and a lack of legal status in the United States. Flores denied knowledge of illegal drugs in the vehicle driven by her mother.