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Pembroke woman trafficked meth through the mail


Monitor staff
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

A Pembroke woman has pleaded guilty to buying $18,700 in methamphetamine that was mailed from Las Vegas to New Hampshire.

Katie Jo Waters, 29, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Concord to conspiracy to distribute and possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute. She is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 31.

Authorities say Waters received multiple packages of methamphetamine between January and May of this year from Las Vegas. During the same time, she made 11 separate money transfers to suppliers there.

The U.S. Postal Service intercepted two of the mailed packages destined for Waters’s home and seized a total of more than 1 pound of “nearly pure methamphetamine,” officials said.

New Hampshire State Police made a motor vehicle stop in Canterbury on April 11 and seized more than 38 grams of methamphetamine and a Sig Sauer 9mm pistol from the car Waters was driving. She was ultimately arrested on May 9.

“Even as we struggle with the opioid crisis, methamphetamine poses an increasing threat to the citizens of New Hampshire,” U.S. Attorney Scott Murray said in a statement. “This dangerous drug can cause damage to those who use it and it also creates substantial public safety concerns.”