Woman arrested after getting meth in the mail


HOOPA, Calif. - A Hoopa woman was arrested Thursday for receiving a package containing methamphetamine.

On June 1 at around 1 p.m., Humboldt County Drug Task Force Special Agents with assistance from United States Postal Inspectors said they arrested Qiday Powell, 22, at the Post Office in Hoopa for possession of a controlled substance for sale.

Special Agents said they became aware of a suspicious package earlier in the week addressed to a local resident with a P.O box. The package was being sent through the U.S Postal Service with the final delivery destination being the Hoopa Post Office, according to investigators.

Special Agents said a narcotics detection K-9 investigated based on the suspicious nature of the package, and the K-9 alerted to the smell of a narcotic.

A search warrant was issued and special agents met with Postal Inspectors in Hoopa, who brought the package with them for delivery, according to investigators.

Qiday Powell entered the Post Office around 1 p.m. to pick up the package.

Powell signed for the package and was then detained by special agents after it was handed to her. The package was searched and one pound of methamphetamine was revealed, according to investigators.

This investigation is ongoing and future arrests are anticipated. Anyone with information related to this investigation or other narcotics-related crimes are encouraged to call the Humboldt County Drug Task Force at 707-444-8095 or the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office Tip Line at 707-268-2539.

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