A Jacksonville woman is accused of trying to smuggle 1 kilogram of the drug MDMA, also known by its street name “Molly,” into the state, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
The 32-year-old woman was arrested Monday on a charge of smuggling methamphetamine into the state.
According to the arrest report, a package from China addressed to a CubeSmart storage facility on Western Way was chosen for examination Monday by border enforcement. Homeland Security special agents opened the package, and allegedly found 1 kilogram — a little over 2 pounds — of MDMA, the Sheriff’s Office said.
The Sheriff’s Office said it and Homeland Security special agents attempted to deliver the package to the CubeSmart, an air-conditioned self storage facility that also accepts delivery of packages for its lessees.
The package was left at 6 p.m. Monday in the unit to which it was addressed, according to police.
About 30 minutes later, police claim the woman showed up, looked around the area, walked into the unit and picked up the package.
She was then stopped by special agents and arrested, according to reports.
After her arrest, police allege the woman told them she met a man on a dating website and he asked her to start picking up packages for him at the CubeSmart. She said she was never paid for picking up the packages.
The woman is being held at the Duval County Jail on a $25,000 bond.
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