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Waco woman indicted in scheme to mail pot to boyfriend in jail

A Waco woman was indicted Wednesday for mailing marijuana to her boyfriend who is in jail.

A McLennan County grand jury indicted Andrea Sanchez Melendez, 29, on charges of possession of a prohibited substance in a correctional facility, a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Deputies at the McLennan County Jail intercepted two cards intended for Robert Mondragon and found .08 of a gram of marijuana inside a card in one envelope and rolling papers inside another. All incoming mail is opened and searched.

Deputies then reviewed videotapes from Mondragon’s jail visits and discovered that he told Melendez to “send him some green.”

Melendez was recorded talking to Mondragon on video and phone conversations about how she packaged the envelope.

Mondragon later was sentenced to 27 years in prison for possession of a controlled substance.

In addition to her charge related to the marijuana sent to the jail, Melendez also has pending charges of criminal mischief of more than $1,500 and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, according to court records.

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Stephen Carter

Stephen Carter is a journalist and information technology specialist living in Waco, Texas. He has been working with the cannabis movement since 2009. He founded Texas Cannabis Report in 2013 to bring Texans accurate cannabis related news.

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