Pot Gone Postal - $27,000 worth of marijuana mailed to a Hammond Residence.
HAMMOND, LA – (April 7, 2018) - Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the following:
Two Hammond residents were arrested this week after someone mailed them 19 pounds – or approximately $27,000.00 worth of high grade marijuana. The residence has been the center of an ongoing joint investigation in regards to the Distribution of Illegal Controlled Dangerous Substances that was being delivered via United States Postal Service.
An undercover joint operation began between the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), City of Hammond Police Department Narcotics Division, United States Postal Service and the State of Louisiana Office of Probation and Parole, when DEA Task Force Officers identified 34-year-old Michael Brett Regan of Hammond, LA as an individual receiving large quantities of suspected illegal narcotics via the United States Postal Service. DEA Task Force Officers began monitoring suspicious packages coming to Regan’s Greenbriar home from different locations on the west coast of the United States.
On April 4, 2018, a package addressed to Regan’s home was intercepted by authorities and tested for illegal narcotics by using a narcotic detection K9 to perform a free air search of the package. Subsequently, the K9 presented a positive reaction to the package for the presence of scent for illegal narcotics.
On April 5, 2018, authorities conducted a controlled delivery of the package. A white female who was later identified as 24-year-old Morgan Miguez, retrieved the package from the front door and brought it inside the residence. Agents then executed the search warrant on the residence. The search revealed that the package contained 19 vacuum-sealed bags containing approximately 19 pounds of high grade marijuana. This amount clearly indicates the intent for street-level distribution. Agents also found quantities of Methamphetamine in the home, various items of drug paraphernalia and $1,000.00 of US Cash Currency.
Consequently, 34-year –old Michael Brett Regan was arrested for possession with intent to distribute Schedule 1 CDS and 24 year-old Morgan Miguez was arrested and charged with possession of schedule 1 CDS, possession of schedule 2 CDS, and possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Moral of the story - No package is worth your freedom; think twice before you lick the envelope.