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Woman facing drug charges after reported attempt to ship drugs to Key West

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Posted at 1:30 PM, Oct 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-18 13:30:08-04

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -- Deputies say a North Port woman was arrested after attempting to ship drugs to Key West through UPS.

44-year-old Beth Strong has been charged with Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Sell and other related narcotics charges.

According to the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office, deputies were alerted about a suspicious package at the UPS Store on Tamiami Trail on October 15th. That package was found to contain a substance later positively identified as Methamphetamine, and was to be shipped to an address in Key West by a woman later identified as Strong.

The package was seized by Charlotte County Deputies prior to being shipped.

Deputies later performed a traffic stop on Strong on W. Retta Esplanade, where an “open air” sniff by a K-9 unit of the vehicle Strong was driving indicated the presence of narcotics in that vehicle. The vehicle was searched and several narcotics were found.