While marijuana is legal in some states, mailing it is still an offense. If you’re caught mailing marijuana to or from a state where it isn’t legal or even within a state where it is, it could still lead to trouble.
Two men in Wisconsin are now facing charges for trying to mail marijuana through the U.S. Postal Service, a federal crime. They have not yet been tried, but their stories vary, making it clear that one of them may be lying to get the other into more trouble.
The first man, a 26-year-old, faces charges including the possession of THC with the intention of delivering it. He also faces a charge for possessing drug paraphernalia. The second man, 25, faces the same two charges along with maintaining a drug trafficking place.
A postal inspector has claimed that he or she was tipped off about the package because it smelled of marijuana. Once federal officials issued a search warrant, they discovered THC and marijuana inside the package. In total, there were six pounds. The postal inspector delivered the package to the 25-year-old man, who willingly signed for it at his home.
He was arrested when he left the home, and officers used a search warrant to look through his house. The two men had exchanged Facebook information about the package arriving. The 25-year-old man claims that he has just been paid to collect the marijuana and deliver it to the 26-year-old man. The 26-year-old man claims that he was only trying to buy an ounce, not all six pounds. It’s not yet been indicated what police think actually is the case.
Source: WHBL, “Mailed Pot Leads To Two Arrests,” Raymond Neupert, Nov. 17, 2016