Woman charged after receiving meth hidden in Life Savers bag in mail

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Lori Murphy Meth Arrest

A Washington, N.C. woman was arrested and charged after deputies say she was mailed a box containing bags of methamphetamine hidden inside a bag of Life Savers Gummies.

On May 10, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit arrested 50-year-old Lori Murphy, of Dan Taylor Road in Washington.

Murphy was charged with Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Investigators say undercover agents had previously purchased methamphetamine from Murphy, and learned she was getting the drugs shipped to her in the mail.

Investigators then conducted surveillance on Murphy’s home and package deliveries, then arrested her on May 10 after she received a postal package, which contained a bag of Life Savers Gummies that had been opened and resealed with 2 plastic bags of methamphetamine hidden inside.

Murphy was taken to the Beaufort County Detention on a $13,000 bond.


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