December 21, 2012

Canadian woman gets 28 months for smuggling meth into Maine

By Scott Dolan
Staff Writer

BANGOR – A Canadian woman guilty of trying to smuggle hundreds of methamphetamine pills from Canada into Maine was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Bangor to serve 28 months in prison.

Patricia Smith, 25, of Perth Andover, New Brunswick, had pleaded guilty to a charge of importation of 50 grams or more of a substance containing methamphetamine on June 20.

Judge John Woodcock Jr. also ordered Smith to serve two years of supervised release after her prison term.

Smith was the passenger in a car driven by Caleb Jewett, 21, of Mars Hill, when they were stopped  Feb. 9 as they crossed from Canada into the United States at the Maine Point of Entry in Bridgewater.

A dog used to search the car keyed in on the driver’s side of the vehicle where federal agents found packages in the door panel containing 786 pills, according to court documents.

Jewett pleaded guilty to the same charge as Smith on May 29 and is due for sentencing Jan. 4.

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