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.