JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A Jacksonville woman is accused of trying to smuggle 1 kilogram of the drug MDMA, also known by its street name "Molly," into the state, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
Rachel Mahy, 32, was arrested Monday on a charge of smuggling methamphetamine into the state.
According to the arrest report, a package from China addressed to a CubeSmart storage facility on Western Way was chosen for examination Monday by border enforcement. Homeland Security special agents opened the package, finding 1 kilogram -- a little over 2 pounds -- of MDMA, the Sheriff's Office said.
The Sheriff's Office said it and Homeland Security special agents attempted to deliver the package to the CubeSmart, an air-conditioned self storage facility that also accepts delivery of packages for its lessees.
The package was placed at 6 p.m. Monday in the unit to which it was addressed, police said.
About 30 minutes later, police said, Mahy drove up, looked around the area, walked into the unit and picked up the package. She was then stopped by special agents and arrested, the Sheriff's Office said.
After her arrest, police said, Mahy told them she met a man on a dating website and he asked her to start picking up packages for him at the CubeSmart. She said she was never paid for picking up the packages.
"But since she is the one who decided to pick up the package, agreed to pick it up, right now, she is the one responsible," said Gil Smith, News4Jax crime and safety analyst.
Smith added that "Molly" is a drug that's important to get off the streets.
"It's fairly new. There are so many different ones that are coming out on the market. It's really gaining popularity right there with heroin, so it's very important to get that much off the street," Smith said. "It was a very significant bust."
Mahy is being held at the Duval County Jail on a $25,000 bond, according to jail records.
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