Charges still pending in post office marijuana bustAuthorities are not releasing the names of the two Hudson men involved in one of the city’s largest marijuana seizures at the Hudson post office more than eight weeks ago.
By: Meg Heaton, Hudson Star-Observer
Authorities are not releasing the names of the two Hudson men involved in one of the city’s largest marijuana seizures at the Hudson post office more than eight weeks ago.
According to District Attorney Eric Johnson, his office is still reviewing the case and has requested additional information from the Hudson Police Department before moving ahead with charges. Johnson said the suspects’ names will not be released until charges are filed.
The men face felony drug charges for something that came in the mail.
Hudson police arrested the two in the parking lot of the Hudson post office, 808 Heggen Street, Sept. 11, just after they picked up two packages, each containing three pounds of marijuana.
According to HPD Det. Sgt. Eric Atkinson, 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.
The post office contacted the two men and told them their packages were available for pick up. Police were waiting in the parking lot and arrested the two.
According to police, neither man has any significant prior criminal record. Atkinson said that the marijuana was of very high quality and has a street value of approximately $10,000-12,000. He said the bust netted the largest amount of marijuana seized in Hudson in recent years.