Arizona Woman Sentenced for Driving 10lbs of Meth from Mexico to Saginaw

An Arizona woman has been sentenced to 6 years in prison after she was caught driving 10.1lbs of meth from Mexico to Saginaw.

37-year-old Alexandra Gracia appeared in U.S. district court in Bay City after pleading guilty in December to one count of possessing 500 grams or more of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.

Gracia admitted in court that she drove a meth-filled Toyota Prius with an Arizona license plate to Michigan, stopping in the Saginaw Township Barnes & Noble bookstore parking lot at 3311 Tittabawassee rd on September 8th.

She says she had been a victim of domestic violence by an ex-husband, and left to live with family in Nogales, Mexico- where she met another man.

In August, Michigan State Police learned that the 35-year-old man she had partnered with was planning to send a delivery of drugs to Saginaw.

From the bookstore, law enforcement officials followed her vehicle to an abandoned house at 1319 Irving St.

There, they were able to arrest Gracia and seize the drugs.