Rutherford NJ Man Accused of Having Marijuana Shipped to His Home
According to law enforcement, the 35-year-old Rutherford NJ man had a large amount of marijuana shipped through the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to his residence.
Authorities first learned about the possible drug crime when they were alerted to a suspicious package that arrived at a post office in Rutherford, New Jersey. Postal employees notified the Rutherford Police Department, which immediately began an investigation.
Rutherford investigators reportedly learned that the parcel had been addressed to the suspect’s address; however, the package listed a fake name.
Over the course of an entire year, similar packages were allegedly delivered to the suspect’s home under a fictitious name.
The Rutherford Police Department and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department K-9 unit collaborated on an investigation and determined that the packages shipped to the suspect contained illegal drugs.
Law enforcement eventually setup a “controlled delivery” of a shipment and delivered the package to the suspect. When police later searched the package, they allegedly discovered in excess of seven pounds of marijuana inside the parcel.
Additionally, Rutherford NJ police searched the suspect’s home and allegedly found psilocybin mushrooms, drug paraphernalia, and a black pellet handgun.
The suspect faces numerous criminal charges, including distribution of marijuana and maintaining a narcotics production facility.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ. He was later able to secure his release from police custody by posting a $100K bail amount.
For more information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Man Had Illegal Drugs Mailed to His Rutherford Home, Police Say.”