2013-09-12 / Local & State

Meth Found Hidden In Picture Frames

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Customs officers found a kilogram of methamphetamine hidden in two large picture frames of religious artwork, according to a federal affidavit unsealed Friday.

The frames came from Toluca, Mexico and were delivered to a Pittsburgh store, where a man who picked them up was arrested and charged in federal court with drug smuggling.

A Pennsylvania state police trooper working undercover as a parcel delivery man allowed the Pittsburgh store owner to sign for the package. The store owner set it on a shelf and another man, Carmel Rojas-Perez of Pittsburgh, picked it up about four hours later, court documents said.

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