Canadian Mary Meshake, caught Smuggling cocaine Plead Guilty
#LSN_Crime Grand Portage
COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA - June 24, 2019 (LSN) - Mary Elizabeth Eva Meshake of Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Plead Guilty in Cook County Court June 10, 2019
Meshake was fined $2,000.00 USD which she paid at time of release. Defendant is sentenced to 3 days in the Cook County Jail Credit for time served amount is 3 days. Defendant is placed on Probation to the Court for 2 years, monitored by Cook District Court. Successful completlon of probation Will result in a dismisal.
She was caught coming into the US by US CBP.
She is charged with Possession of Controlled Substance in the Third Degree. She was released from the custody of the Cook County Sheriff after paying bail and her case is set for hearing April 8 at 11 a.m.
Here is the statute she’s charged with:
152.023 CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE CRIME IN THE THIRD DEGREE
Subd. 2.Possession crimes.
(a) A person is guilty of controlled substance crime in the third degree if:
(1) on one or more occasions within a 90-day period the person unlawfully possesses one or more mixtures of a total weight of ten grams or more containing a narcotic drug other than heroin;
(a) A person convicted under subdivision 1 or 2 may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than 20 years or to payment of a fine of not more than $250,000, or both. …
The seizure occurred when a CBP officer referred a brown Chevrolet Equinox driven by a 43-year-old female Canadian citizen from Sioux Lookout, Ontario. During an inspection of the vehicle, officers discovered 20 small baggies of a white powdery substance that later tested positive for cocaine.
CBP officers took the driver of the vehicle into custody and turned her over to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office.
“Working collaboratively with our state and local law enforcement partners is a key component of CBP,” said Port Director Craig Kalar. “Through that collaboration we were able to take these dangerous narcotics off our streets.”