Rutherford NJ Man Charged with Marijuana Distribution, Accused of Receiving Drug Shipments at Residence
According to Rutherford officials, the 35-year-old man had a large amount of pot shipped through the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to his residence.
Police first became aware of the possible drug crime when postal workers noticed a suspicious package arriving at a Rutherford NJ post office. The postal employees reached out to the Rutherford Police Department, which began an investigation.
Rutherford New Jersey investigators reportedly found out that the package was sent to the suspect’s home address under a fake name.
For the past year, similar packages were allegedly mailed to the suspect’s house under a fictitious name.
The Rutherford Police Department and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department K-9 unit collaborated on an investigation into the suspect and reportedly determined that the packages sent to the suspect were filled with illegal drugs.
Later, police arranged a “controlled delivery” of a shipment and made sure that the package arrived at the suspect’s home. When police opened the package, they allegedly discovered more than seven pounds of marijuana.
Rutherford police later conducted a search of the suspect’s home and allegedly discovered a number of illegal items, including psilocybin mushrooms and drug paraphernalia. Law enforcement also allegedly found a black pellet handgun at the suspect’s residence.
The suspect was subsequently arrested and charged with several crimes, including distribution of marijuana and maintaining a narcotics production facility.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect was moved to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ. He was being held at the jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.
To learn more about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Man Had Illegal Drugs Mailed to His Rutherford Home, Police Say.”