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District of Arizona | California Woman Indicted for Possessing More Than 110 Pounds of Methamphetamine and Nearly Three Pounds of Cocaine During Traffic Stop

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Martha Betancourt Angulo, 34, of Torrance, Calif., was charged last week with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

According to the indictment, Angulo was stopped by the Arizona Department of Public Safety on June 29, 2023 while driving on Interstate 8 in Yuma County, Arizona. During the encounter, police found 90 packages hidden inside Angulo’s car. An on-site inspection of the contents of the package revealed the presence of methamphetamine and cocaine. The total weight of methamphetamine, including packaging, was 112.87 pounds for him. The total cocaine weight including packaging was 2.99 pounds.

Each charge carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $1 million, and up to life-long supervised release.

A prosecution is simply a way of indicting a person for a criminal act and does not result in an inference of guilt. An individual is presumed innocent until a jury is presented with evidence of guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

The case is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Yuma office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph K. Nuwoga of the Phoenix District, Arizona, is leading the prosecution.

Case number: CR-23-01112-PHX-JJT
Release number: 2023-121_Angulo

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For more information about the Arizona Federal Attorney’s Office, please visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/az/.
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