Returned to sender? Alleged marijuana plan goes all to pot
MILL VALLEY, Calif. -(AP)- A man who allegedly mailed a half-pound of marijuana without an address label on the package was arrested after authorities returned it to its sender.
The 48-year-old Mill Valley man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of drug possession for sale, and investigators found another 1 1/2 pounds of marijuana worth $10,000 at his home behind Tamalpais High School, said Detective Matt Lethin of the Marin County Major Crimes Task Force.
The private Corte Madera shipping company where the man tried to mail the package on Feb. 16 followed company protocol by opening the package to see whether the label was accidentally sealed inside, Lethin said.
“Once they opened it up and saw what was inside, they immediately called law enforcement,” Lethin said.
Investigators said they are not sure whether the man forgot to affix the address label or it fell off, but it had a return address on it that led to the man.
He was booked into Marin County Jail and posted bail. A court date was set for March 8.