Log Out | Member Center

52°F

70°/47°

U.S. attorney: Topeka woman who tried to pick up package of meth faces drug charges

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Thursday, April 4, 2013, at 10:45 p.m.

A woman who tried to retrieve meth from a Topeka post office in mid-March as police looked on now faces drug charges, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom announced Thursday.

Maria DeSocorro Martinez, 41, has been charged with one count of possession with intent to distrbute methamphetamine, Grissom said in a news release. The allegation comes after she attempted to pick up a 7-pound package of the drug from a postal branch at 2921 Adams on March 18. Grissom said Martinez was unaware that investigators knew the package contained meth and searched it after obtaining a warrant.

The Topeka Police Narcotics Squad placed the woman under survelliance the day she retrieved the meth, he added.

Martinez, of Topeka, faces 10 years to life in federal prison and a maxiumum fine of $10 million, if convicted, Grissom said.

Reach Amy Renee Leiker at 316-268-6644 or aleiker@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @amyreneeleiker.

Subscribe to our newsletters

The Wichita Eagle welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views. Please see our commenting policy for more information.

Have a news tip? You can send it to wenews@wichitaeagle.com or consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Wichita Eagle.

Search for a job

in

Top jobs