A Canadian woman has been convicted in U.S. District Court on drug charges.
Tara Haynes, 34, of Montreal, Que., was convicted Aug. 22 of possession with attempt to distribute a controlled substance and attempted importation of a controlled substance. Haynes was found guilty after a four-day jury trial in front of Judge Mae A. D'Agostino in Albany.
Haynes was arrested June 2 when she attempted to enter the U.S. at the Champlain Port of Entry. Upon secondary inspection, more than 70,000 tablets containing methamphetamine, also known as ecstasy, and 5-methoxy-N, N-diisopropyltryptamine (also known as "Foxy Methoxy") were found in the gas tank of the rental car Haynes was driving. The value of these narcotics was later determined to be between $500,000 and $2.1 million.