Investigation continues into marijuana caseThe two suspects recently arrested at the Hudson post office after taking delivery of a large amount of marijuana have been referred to the District Attorney’s office for charging.
The two suspects recently arrested at the Hudson post office after taking delivery of a large amount of marijuana have been referred to the District Attorney’s office for charging.
Hudson Police Department Det. Sgt. Eric Atkinson said Tuesday that the names of the men, both of Hudson, will not be released until after they are charged. He also said the investigation into the incident is continuing and more arrests may be made.
The men face felony drug charges after being arrested in the parking lot of the post office, 808 Heggen Street, on Sept. 11 just after they picked up two packages, each containing three pounds of marijuana. A postal employee became suspicious because of the smell emanating from the boxes and U.S. postal inspectors were called in. The inspectors searched the packages and allegedly found two carry-on size suitcases, each filled with three plastic bags with about a pound of marijuana in each.
After being told their packages were ready for pickup, and with police waiting for them, the men arrived at the post office. One of them went in and retrieved both packages. As the man was putting the boxes in the trunk of his car, police moved in and arrested them both.
The marijuana was sent to the Wisconsin crime lab in Wausau for testing. Atkinson said that the marijuana was of very high quality and has a street value of approximately $10,000-12,000.