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.