Friday, February 22, 2013
Police were assisting postal employees in an effort to locate illegal contraband being shipped through the mail system. While sifting through packages they came across a package that exhibited characteristics consistent with a drug laden parcel.
A search warrant was obtained for the package, according to a police report. It was opened and sure enough it two pounds of marijuana were in the box.
It was then resealed and police put in motion an undercover plan to make a controlled delivery. This essentially means an undercover officer posed as a mail delivery person and delivered the box. The package was left at the front door while officers stood by surveilling the property.
A man came to the door a short time later, grabbed the box and went back inside. Shortly after that, he left in his car, and a team of officers made a traffic stop and questioned him as to who was still in the house.
A search warrant was executed on the home and inside were two small kids and a woman. The kids were turned over to a neighbor while police searched the home.
They found a safe chocked full of marijuana and pills and scales and baggies. He was charged with possession with intent to distribute. The wife said she knew her husband smoked pot but didn’t know anything about the package being delivered.
The husband denied any knowledge of the package. But one of the man’s cell phones was seized and on it was a picture of the package sent out as a receipt of the same.
The man put his head down and didn’t say anything. The man was also charged with unlawful conduct towards a child since evidence of pot was also found throughout the house, according to the police report.