Woman attempts to pick up meth at post office, gets busted by police

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TOPEKA, Kan. — A Topeka, Kan., woman has been charged with trying to pick up a seven-pound package of methamphetamine at a post office in Topeka on March 18.

Maria Descorro Martinez, 41, has been charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. She was unaware that police were watching her at the post office.

Martinez initially was charged in a criminal complaint filed March 19, 2013, in U.S. District Court in Topeka. An agent’s affidavit stated that the Topeka Police Narcotics Squad had Martinez under surveillance when she picked up a package containing methamphetamine at the post office.

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Martinez did not know that earlier investigators had learned the package contained methamphetamine and they had obtained a search warrant. When they opened the package they found it contained seven pounds of methamphetamine.

If convicted, she faces a penalty of not less than 10 years and not more than life and a fine up to $10 million. The Drug Enforcement Administration investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Greg Hough is prosecuting.

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