Las Vegas Man Suspected of Drug Smuggling Held in Texas

McALLEN, Texas (AP) -- A Las Vegas man has been ordered held without bond for trying to smuggle the same type of animal tranquilizers into the country that he may have used hours earlier to help an Oregon woman commit suicide in a Mexican motel.

U.S. Magistrate Peter Ormsby said Jeff George Ostfeld was a danger to the community and would be held until his trial on drug smuggling charges that could bring as much as a 20-year sentence.

Ostfeld was arrested at the Progreso International Bridge Monday. Mexican authorities are investigating the death of Jennifer Malone of Roseburg, Ore., who was found in a motel in Nuevo Progreso Monday.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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