Pembroke woman sentenced for trafficking meth

  • U.S. Department of Justice

Monitor staff
Published: 4/3/2019 12:41:56 PM

A Pembroke woman was sentenced to six years in federal prison Tuesday for trafficking methamphetamine across state lines.

Katie Jo Waters, 29, previously pleaded guilty in summer 2018 to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

Waters received multiple packages of methamphetamine between January 2018 and May 2018 from Las Vegas, according to court documents. During the same time, she made 11 separate money transfers to suppliers there, totaling $18,700.

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.

“Highly pure methamphetamine has been appearing with greater frequency in New Hampshire,” U.S. Attorney Scott Murray said in a statement. “This dangerous drug presents a serious and growing threat to public health and safety. In order to deter traffickers, we will remain vigilant in identifying, prosecuting, and incarcerating those who attempt to distribute methamphetamine in the Granite State.”

The case was investigated by New Hampshire State Police, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

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