When a letter that allegedly contained a hidden packet of methamphetamine arrived at a Texas prison addressed to an inmate serving a two-lifetime sentence, the sender was tracked down by the authorities and taken into custody.
James Burkett was convicted in 2001 when he stood trial for his involvement in a murder case involving a mother, her teenage son, and his teenage friend. Burkett was given a life sentence for the deaths of each of the teenagers and he is currently serving his time in the James V. Allred Unit prison.
A mail worker at the prison had their attention drawn to a letter addressed to Burkett that felt as if it contained something that was causing it to have a slight protrusion. The worker opened the envelope to inspect the contents and after removing a homemade card inside, a small package of white powder was found.