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Woman convicted for trying to import designer drug from China

1 year 8 months 3 weeks ago January 24, 2015 Jan 24, 2015 Saturday, January 24 2015 January 24, 2015 12:34 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Caroline McDougall

NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans area woman has been convicted in federal court of conspiring to import a designer drug from overseas.

Authorities says 34-year-old Yolanda Smith allegedly tried to import methylone, a euphoric stimulant also known as M1, from China to the United States.

Customs and Border protection agents in San Francisco intercepted multiple parcels filled with approximately half-a-kilogram each of methylone as it was entering the country for delivery at Smith's address.

A federal court jury convicted Smith on charges that also include conspiracy to possess the drug and possession with intent to distribute the drug.

Smith faces up to 20 years in prison on each count and sentencing is set for May 6.


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