Investigators believe a Lincoln woman received a shipment of methamphetamine from Mexico to atone for accusations she stole drugs and cash from dealers there, according to court documents.
A cardboard box addressed to Nicole Delgado, 33, was intercepted by U.S. Department of Homeland Security agents in Ohio, Lincoln police said in an affidavit for her arrest filed in Lancaster County Court.
Inside, the agents found baggies containing 413 grams, or just less than a pound, of crystal meth, the affidavit said.
They contacted Lincoln police and arranged for an undercover delivery of the package to Delgado at a northeast Lincoln home where she had been staying.
Monday, Delgado accepted the package, which had only 177 grams, or just less than a half pound, in it, police said.
Investigators watched her go into the house, then exit through a back door and carry the package to her vehicle, the affidavit said.
Officers arrested her and took her to the Lancaster County jail.
They were told Delgado had been accused of stealing 15 pounds of meth and $50,000 from Mexican drug dealers, and she agreed to deliver this package to earn their forgiveness, the affidavit said.
Prosecutors Tuesday charged Delgado with possession of 140 grams or more of meth.
A judge set her bond at $750,000 and appointed the Lancaster County Public Defender's Office to represent her.
She remained in jail Wednesday.