Buchanan Cops Intercept Package Containing 5 Pounds of Pot

A box containing several large packages of marijuana was sent from California to a Burke Court address, Buchanan police say. (Photo provided)
A box containing several large packages of marijuana was sent from California to a Burke Court address, Buchanan police say. (Photo provided)
The Buchanan Police Department is working with the US Postal Inspector's Office as they investigate a package that contained five pounds of marijuana—with an estimated street value between $15,000 and $20,000—and was destined for a local group home, according to officials.

Sgt. Mike Guida and Det. Thomas Cobelli received a tip Saturday, Feb. 22, that a box containing "several large packages of marijuana was sent using US Mail from a California location and was going to be delivered" to a Burke Court address in Buchanan.

The tip also informed police that the delivery could involve a fictitious name. 

"Police seized the package after it became apparent that the shipment wasn't going to be claimed by the intended recipient," Chief of Police Brian J. Tubbs said in a statement. 

Officials have developed several leads, according to Tubb's press release. The probe is ongoing.

Teleman February 26, 2014 at 03:07 PM
By "younger" leadership, do you mean some folks who are in favor of legalizing dope? Some "progressive" thinkers?
KD Q February 26, 2014 at 03:19 PM
Lets all emerge from our caves shall we?
brandie February 26, 2014 at 03:36 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2567678/Drugged-driving-fatalities-nearly-doubled-decade-marijuana-use-gains-widespread-acceptance.html Whoops those pesky facts just keep getting in the way, Teleman again correct. In my opinion and for the record Pete Moss, yes they do and it is a fine police force.
Teleman February 26, 2014 at 09:04 PM
They don't call it DOPE for nothin.
Shepherd Yerusalem February 28, 2014 at 01:30 PM
The ONLY thing dangerous about marijuana are the cops who shoot people for having it: Number of American deaths per year that result directly or primarily from the following selected causes nationwide, according to World Almanacs, Life Insurance Actuarial (death) Rates, and the last 20 years of U.S. Surgeon Generals' reports. TOBACCO - 340,000 to 450,000 ALCOHOL  (Not including 50% of all highway deaths and 65% of all murders) - 150,000+ ASPIRIN  (Including deliberate overdose) - 180 to 1,000+ CAFFEINE  (From stress, ulcers, and triggering irregular heartbeats, etc.) - 1,000 to 10,000   "LEGAL" DRUG OVERDOSE  (Deliberate or accidental) from legal, prescribed or patent medicines and/or mixing with alcohol - e.g. Valium/alcohol - 14,000 to 27,000   ILLICIT DRUG OVERDOSE - (Deliberate or accidental) from all illegal drugs - 3,800 to 5,200   MARIJUANA - 0  (**Marijuana users also have the same or LOWER incidence of murders and highway deaths and accidents than the general NON-marijuana using population as a whole.** Cancer Study, UCLA; U.S. Funded ($6 million), First & Second Jamaican Studies, 1968 to 1974; Costa Rican Studies, 1980 to 1982; et al. LOWEST TOXICITY 100% of the studies done at dozens of American universities and research facilities show pot toxicity does not exist. Medical history does not record anyone dying from an overdose of marijuana (UCLA, Harvard, Temple, etc.) Accordingly a 1993 study done by the U.S. Department of Transportation came to the same conclusion as the above concerning marijuana and driving safety: “Marijuana, administered in a dose of 100 µg THC per kg of whole body weight...did not significantly change mean driving performance as measured...” - U.S Department of Transportation: Marijuana and Actual Driving Performance DOT HS 808 078 The fact is people who use marijuana reflexes are not affected in a negative way and they become more conscious of safety, sometimes refusing to even drive. Marijuana is a plant with a safety record second to none. Anyone who would like to dispute these FACTS, point to a credible death that involves marijuana and nothing but marijuana, or hold your tongue.


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