Calif. woman named Meth sentenced for smuggling a deadly dose of meth

The woman was sentenced to two years in prison for smuggling methamphetamine to an inmate


Mike Moffitt
San Francisco Chronicle

CLEARLAKE, Calif. — A Clearlake woman with the last name of Meth was sentenced to two years in prison for smuggling a fatal dose of methamphetamine to a California inmate.

Johna Martinez-Meth, 46, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the May 28, 2018, death of Adrian Sepulveda, who swallowed several balloons full of the drug shortly after Martinez-Meth visited him at the California Medical Facility in Vacaville.

Sepulveda, 46, was serving a life sentence for second-degree murder in a 1997 case out of Alameda County.

According to prosecutors, Martinez-Meth hid the drugs and balloons on her person and slipped them to Sepulveda during the visit.

After getting a warrant, agents searched Martinez-Meth's house on Aug. 2. They found methamphetamine, balloons and glue, officials said, and arrested her the same day.

Martinez-Meth was sentenced last week in Solano County Superior Court.

Suspected overdoses killed two death row inmates in December at San Quentin State Prison. There were 35 confirmed overdose deaths in state lockups last year.

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