Meth found hidden in picture frames in Pa. - WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

Meth found hidden in picture frames in Pa.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Customs officers say they found a kilogram of methamphetamine hidden in two large picture frames of religious artwork. The frames were delivered to a Pittsburgh store from Mexico.

Federal court documents unsealed Friday say that customs officials intercepted the package at a shipping facility in Memphis last week and discovered the frames were hollow and contained long black packages filled with white powder.

A Pennsylvania state police trooper working undercover as a parcel delivery man allowed the Pittsburgh store owner to sign for the package. Court documents say another man picked it up about four hours later.

That man was arrested. Carmel Rojas-Perez is being held without bail on a drug smuggling charge. His federal public defender declined comment.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Conditions in Hamilton County

    Conditions in Hamilton County

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 6:51 AM EST2018-01-16 11:51:32 GMT
    Channel 3's Michelle Heron reports from Hamilton County on road conditions as crews and citizens prepare for Tuesday's winter weather. More
    Channel 3's Michelle Heron reports from Hamilton County on road conditions as crews and citizens prepare for Tuesday's winter weather. More
  • Danica Patrick finds love away from track with Aaron Rodgers

    Danica Patrick finds love away from track with Aaron Rodgers

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 6:45 AM EST2018-01-16 11:45:30 GMT
    Only on AP: Danica Patrick has found love away from the race track.More
    Only on AP: Danica Patrick has found love away from the race track.More
  • Afternoon snow showers

    Afternoon snow showers

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 5:56 AM EST2018-01-16 10:56:27 GMT

    Good Tuesday.  We are all under a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY and some of us under a WIND CHILL ADVISORY through the day. It will be cold all day with high temperatures only reaching the upper 20s and low 30s.  These high temps will be reached early on at about noon, and then temps will be dropping through the afternoon as a cold front works through.

    More

    Good Tuesday.  We are all under a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY and some of us under a WIND CHILL ADVISORY through the day. It will be cold all day with high temperatures only reaching the upper 20s and low 30s.  These high temps will be reached early on at about noon, and then temps will be dropping through the afternoon as a cold front works through.

    More
Powered by Frankly