Pounds of pot found in "suspicious" postal package | Crime
Two pounds of marijuana. That’s how much pot police say a man had mailed to his home.
On July 11 a postal worker called the Sikeston Department of Public Safety asking that their K9 “sniff” a suspicious package.
According to Lt. Jim McMillen, the canine “alerted to the odor of illegal narcotics coming from the box.”
Instead of seizing the package immediately, officers told the postal worker to continue his delivery of the package to a home in the 300-block of William.
A short while later a search warrant was served and the officers reportedly found the package inside the home. Lt. McMillen said when they opened the box, officers found more than two pounds of marijuana in two gallon-sized bags.
An arrest warrant was issued for Joe Moore, 24, of Sikeston. Last week, officers located and arrested him at his home on South Main.
Moore is charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. He was given of a $75,000 cash-only or surety bond and remains in custody awaiting arraignment.
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