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Lafayette Man Sentenced for International Meth Ring

Kyle Balser's drug ring began to fall apart after a police chase through White County in 2016.

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A Lafayette man will spend 25 years in prison for running a meth ring that stretched from Indiana to Mexico.

When Kyle Balser, 35, was arrested in December 2016 after a police chase through White County, police found him in possession of nearly $18,000 in cash, some methamphetamine, and a handgun.

From there, his expansive drug operation began to unravel.

According to prosecutors, Balser would get the drugs from Mexico by mail or courier. He and his accused accomplice, Corina Smith, would then peddle the drugs in Indiana and wire the profits back to their suppliers.

Once Balser finishes his 25-year sentence, he will serve another decade for being a habitual offender. Over the last dozen years, he's "racked up" 21 convictions, including the two convictions he was sentenced for this week.

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