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Published: Friday, March 15, 2019 @ 2:04 PM
By: Mark Gokavi - Staff Writer
A homeless California woman was indicted in Dayton’s U.S. District Court for allegedly packing fentanyl in a false bottom of her luggage on a trip to Dayton.
Asia R. Hunt, 27, was indicted this week for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 400 grams of fentanyl and traveling in interstate commerce to facilitate an illegal activity.
Hunt, 27, allegedly packed fentanyl in her navy blue roller-bag suitcase for a Feb. 28 flight from Long Beach to Dayton, according to a federal criminal complaint.
A magistrate judge ruled earlier this month that Hunt would be released to a relative’s home near Los Angeles, pending pretrial services checking out the home and when travel can be arranged.
Hunt was booked March 1 into the Butler County Jail, and first appeared in court that day.
Wearing lime green jail shirt, Hunt was back in court March 6 and told U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Sharon Ovington that she understood the conditions of her release.
“Agents removed the contraband from the false bottom compartment and re-packaged the compartment and contents of the luggage to appear as though it had not been accessed by law enforcement,” a Homeland Security Investigations task force agent wrote.
No other dates have been set, according to the case docket.