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A Missouri woman is being held in a southern Minnesota jail after leading local authorities on a high-speed chase through three counties.

Monica Christine Lynch, 45, of Liberty, Missouri, was initially followed by a Cerro Gordo County Sheriff's deputy at just after 7 p.m. Monday, according to a news release from the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff.

When a deputy tried to stop Lynch for speeding on 300th Street, she turned north on Interstate 35 and reached speeds of 110 mph, law enforcement said. 

As she was driving along the highway, she threw methamphetamine and marijuana onto the roadway, according to the release.

Lynch ended up in Freeborn County, where law enforcement tried to stop Lynch with stop sticks. She drove off the roadway, stopped, and was taken into custody.

A search of her 2005 Dodge Ram truck revealed a loaded rifle, and authorities were able to find the meth and marijuana along Interstate 35, according to the release.

According to court documents, Lynch is charged with the following in Cerro Gordo County: possession of a firearm as a felon, possession of meth, possession of marijuana and eluding.

Lynch is currently being held in the Freeborn County Jail. Along with the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff's Office, Freeborn County deputies, an Iowa State trooper, Minnesota State troopers and the Worth County Sheriff's Office assisted with the pursuit.

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