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Jacksonville man accused of trafficking meth through mail

Marty Povlitzki, his girlfriend facing multiple drug charges

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Jacksonville man was arrested after a large amount of crystal meth was found in his mail, according to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. 

Records with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office show Marty Wayne Povlitzki, 41, faces charges of trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. 

Povlitzki’s longtime girlfriend, Jessica Henke, is also facing drug charges, including possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to use. 

No one answered the door Wednesday afternoon when News4Jax stopped by their Westside home. But neighbors said they were shocked to learn the pair were arrested. 

“It’s pretty crazy,” said neighbor Miguel Almanza. “I really did not expect anything like that to happen in this neighborhood, at least. It is a very calm neighborhood, just with a few minor things happening every now and then."

In September, investigators said they received information about Povlitzki accepting large amounts of crystal meth through the United States Postal Service and distributing it throughout Clay County. 

According to investigators, the United States Postal Inspection Service discovered a package suspected to contain a large amount of crystal meth in early October. The package was being shipped from Arizona to Povlitzki’s home in Jacksonville. 

The Sheriff’s Office said Povlitzki was seen taking the package to a nearby storage facility. 
At the storage facility, the Florida Highway Patrol arrested Povlitzki and Henke. Investigators seized one pound of crystal meth, crack cocaine and other drug paraphernalia, including glass pipes and syringes.

When News4Jax asked the storage facility for more details about what happened on the property, a manager said they have no comment. 

Booking photos of Marty Povlitzki and Jessica Henke

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