According to authorities, the 35-year-old Rutherford man had a large quantity of marijuana shipped through the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to his house.
Law enforcement first learned about the possible drug offense when postal workers alerted them about a suspicious package arriving at a post office in Rutherford, NJ. Postal employees contacted the Rutherford Police Department, which immediately started an investigation.
Rutherford NJ investigators allegedly learned that the package had been shipped to the suspect’s address under a fake name.
For an entire year, similar packages were allegedly shipped to the suspect’s home using a fictitious name.
The Rutherford Police Department and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department K-9 unit worked together on the investigation and determined that the packages sent to the suspect contained illicit drugs.
Police eventually setup a “controlled delivery” of a shipment and had the package delivered to the suspect. When police later opened the package, they allegedly found more than seven pounds of marijuana inside the parcel.
Moreover, Rutherford police officers searched the suspect’s residence and allegedly found psilocybin mushrooms, drug paraphernalia, and a black pellet handgun.
The suspect has been charged with numerous crimes, including distribution of marijuana and maintaining a narcotics production facility.
After being placed under arrest and processed, the suspect was transported to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. He later secured his release from police custody by posting a large $100,000 bail amount.
For further information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Man Had Illegal Drugs Mailed to His Rutherford Home, Police Say.”