Four people recently were indicted by U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom on drug charges in northwest Kansas.

Crystal Bayliff, 28, Wichita; Leslie Elam, 30, Wichita; Michael Eubanks, 32, Wichita; and Joshua Scott, 38, Wichita, are charged with drug trafficking. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Aug. 5 in Trego County.

In count one, Bayliff, Elam and Eubanks are charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. In count two, Bayliff and Elam are charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. In count three, Scott is charged with using a phone in furtherance of drug trafficking.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:

Counts one and two: Not less than 10 years and a fine up to $4 million.

Count three: A maximum penalty of four years and a fine up to $250,000.

The Drug Enforcement Administration, the Kansas Highway Patrol and the WaKeeney Police Department investigated. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Jacobs is prosecuting.

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.