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Woman Charged in Greeting Card Meth Plot


— December 14, 2003

A woman soaked paper with methamphetamine, fashioned it to look like a greeting card and sent it to a federal jail inmate who then cut it into pieces for sale to other inmates, investigators said.

Kristina Landry, 23, of Everett [WA], was arrested at her home, where authorities found a small amount of methamphetamine, according to a complaint filed in U.S. District Court. . . .

[A]ccording to the court documents, Landry was paid $150 to $200 a sheet for the meth-soaked paper she sent to Joseph Van Cleave, who is awaiting sentencing for a firearms offense in the jail in SeaTac. Van Cleave, 28, cut the paper into 2-inch-by-3-inch squares for sale at $35 each to other inmates who chewed it to get high, according to the complaint.

She could face up to 44 years in prison, the AP report here via CNN.com.


A woman soaked paper with methamphetamine, fashioned it to look like a greeting card and sent it to a federal jail inmate who then cut it into pieces for sale to other inmates, investigators said.

Kristina Landry, 23, of Everett [WA], was arrested at her home, where authorities found a small amount of methamphetamine, according to a complaint filed in U.S. District Court. . . .

[A]ccording to the court documents, Landry was paid $150 to $200 a sheet for the meth-soaked paper she sent to Joseph Van Cleave, who is awaiting sentencing for a firearms offense in the jail in SeaTac. Van Cleave, 28, cut the paper into 2-inch-by-3-inch squares for sale at $35 each to other inmates who chewed it to get high, according to the complaint.

She could face up to 44 years in prison, the AP report here via CNN.com.

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