• Deputies: Jacksonville couple ships meth cross-country by mail

    By: Russell Colburn , Action News Jax

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    CLAY COUNTY, Fla. - Clay County deputies said a Jacksonville couple was using the mail service to bring meth across the country and into local neighborhoods.

    The Sheriff's Office shared a picture of a priority mail express box deputies said Marty Povilitzi used to bring meth into Jacksonville.

    They said it originated in Arizona, and Povlitzki shipped it about 1,700 miles through the mail to his home a couple miles from Argyle Forest Self-Storage, where they said he stored drugs.

    "I have a toddler," said neighbor Rachel Neeld. "That's just blowing my mind right now. That is pretty unsettling news."

    Neeld lives in that neighborhood near Andes Drive.

    "It's very shocking to know that's in our neighborhood, that's pretty scary to know," Neeld said.

    Deputies said multiple agencies were watching Povlitzki as he brought in the packages to his home and storage unit, then delivered the drugs into Clay County neighborhoods.

    He's charged with three drug-related felonies, while his girlfriend, Jessica Henke, faces one.

    The Sheriff's Office said in all, one pound of meth was seized from the operation, along with other drugs and items.

    "They caught the people so hopefully that's the end of it," Neeld said.

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