When most people think about someone being busted for drugs, they think of police raiding a home or drugs being found during a traffic stop. A recent case in Maryland shows that there are some other instances in which law enforcement officials might allege that drugs were located. In the case of a St. Mary’s County man, a package being delivered via the United States Postal Service is what landed him behind bars.
The package was reportedly being sent to a 25-year-old man in Hollywood, Maryland. After receiving a search warrant, the package was inspected. Representatives from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, and a K-9 deputy worked on the case.
The man to whom the package was being sent was arrested and faces felony drug charges that are pending review from the state attorney. Law enforcement officials also confiscated some electronics and other items that were said to be purchased using proceeds from the drug sales.
In the package, more than $7,300 was found, as well as around $240 in counterfeit money. It also reportedly contained mushrooms, hashish, one pound of high-grade marijuana, packaging paraphernalia, scales and evidence of prior shipments to the man’s home.
This man is facing serious charges simply because a package that happened to contain illegal items was sent to him from California. He has the right to offer up a defense against these charges. He should make sure that he understands his rights, the evidence against him and any deals that he might be able to work out with the prosecution.
Source: TheBayNet.com, “Man facing felony charges after marijuana was mailed to home” No author given, Jun. 25, 2014