WEST PALM BEACH (CBSMiami/AP) – A Palm Beach woman arrested during an investigation into the importation of flakka pleaded guilty Monday in federal court.READ MORE: Seminoles Suspend Sports Betting After Court Rulings
Jamie Nicole Lewis, 22, and her co-defendant Kevin Bully were charged after Drug Enforcement Administration agents based in London intercepted U.S.-bound packages of the drug that were shipped from Hong Kong. An undercover DEA agent posing as a delivery company employee then brought the packages to Lewis’ home where Bully signed for them.
Lewis faces a maximum 20-year prison sentence.READ MORE: 23rd Annual 'A Home For The Holidays At The Grove' Comes To CBS On Sunday, December 5th
Bully has already entered a plea of not guilty.
Flakka has become a major drug abuse problem in South Florida. It can cause delusions and paranoia and can give users adrenalin-fueled strength requiring restraint.MORE NEWS: Sharp Increase In Hospitalized Children With Covid Investigated In South Africa
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