Sign in to comment!



Elderly Phoenix couple gets birthday card containing $1,000 worth of meth

An elderly couple in Phoenix opened a letter left in their mailbox that was filled with $1,000 worth of meth, police told MyFoxPhoenix. 

Police say the letter's sender likely told the recipient the location to pick up the item, but the couple got to it first. The envelope was initially sent from Phoenix to Pennsylvania. But the address was bogus and it was returned to the Phoenix address. 

Phoenix Police Sgt. Steve Martos told the station that there was about a thousand dollars' worth of the drugs in the envelope. 

The couple, ages 81 and 73, who lived in the house for 52 years, called police after they saw the plastic baggy containing a white powdery substance.

"We actually had our bomb squad respond to this location just out of an abundance of caution; we weren't sure what this was initially," Martos told the station. "Upon further investigation it was determined that this substance was methamphetamine."

Click for more from

Bank Rates

Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
30 Y Fixed Graph 3.92% -- 3.92%  
15 Y Fixed Graph 2.99% up 2.98%  
30 Y Fixed Jumbo Graph 4.31% up 4.24%  
5/1 ARM Graph 3.26% up 3.12%  
5/1 Jumbo ARM Graph 3.84% dw 3.85%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
$30K HELOC Graph 4.68% up 4.62%  
$50K HELOC Graph 4.10% up 4.04%  
$30K Loan Graph 4.47% dw 4.48%  
$50K Loan Graph 4.12% up 4.11%  
$75K Loan Graph 4.12% up 4.11%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
36 M New Graph 2.99% dw 3.23%  
36 M Used Graph 3.18% dw 3.33%  
48 M New Graph 3.22% dw 3.32%  
48 M Used Graph 2.72% dw 2.90%  
60 M New Graph 3.33% up 3.31%  
Loan Type Graph Yield +/- Last Week
6 month Graph 0.35% up 0.34%  
1 yr Graph 0.62% -- 0.62%  
5 yr Graph 1.41% up 1.39%