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Monday, October 18, 2010

Stupid Files: Man Mails Package of Marijuana Includes Return Address

By Ron Crumpton
PORT HOPE, Ontario – Members of the Port Hope Police Department seized a package containing about two ounces of marijuana from the Port Hope Post Office.

The package was addressed to an Alberta post office box on the front and had a Sanders drive return address, which the police used to obtain a search warrant. The resulting search found approximately four pounds of marijuana.

While marijuana should not be against the law, it is. Therefore, if you plan to commit a crime by sending marijuana through the mail, the wisest course of action would not be to give police an obvious means of connecting you to the crime.

"There is a reason why it's called 'dope'. Not all criminals are intelligent and this certainly was a way to transfer it but (he) obviously got caught because he wasn't that hard to find," said Port Hope Police Sgt. Bryant Wood

Police are holding a 48-year-old Port Hope man. He is facing charges for trafficking and possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Authorities have not yet released the man’s name, considering the circumstances surrounding his arrest; he should greatly appreciate their silence.

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