Sheriff: Marijuana mailed to Dodge County home

Authorities see increase in marijuana by sent by mail

Published On: Oct 09 2012 11:37:18 AM CDT   Updated On: Oct 08 2012 03:51:17 PM CDT
HUSTISFORD, Wis. -

Authorities in Dodge County said they seized 68 grams of high-grade marijuana from a home in the Town of Hustisford after discovering a suspicious package that was mailed to the home.

The Dodge County Drug Task Force said it responded Sept. 28 to a call from Hustisford Police Department Chief Dan Link, who had received information from the U.S. Postal Service about a suspicious package.

Police said the package was mailed from a church, which is believed to be fictional, in Twentynine Palms, Calif., to an address on Lake Drive in the Town of Hustisford, according to a Dodge County Sheriff's Department news release.

The Dodge County Drug Task force said it has experienced a significant increase in this type of distribution of illegal drugs.

The Drug Task Force, with the assistance of Deputy Chad Enright and his K-9 partner Paige, investigated. Paige alerted to the package, indicating it likely contained controlled substances, according to the news release.

The Dodge County Drug Task Force got a search warrant from the Dodge County District Attorney's Office and, with the assistance of the Hustisford Police Department, served the warrant at the Lake Drive home.

Dodge County sheriff's officials said that detectives were able to find drug paraphernalia and marijuana in the home. The package was also seized by police and contained 68 grams of high-grade marijuana, sheriff's officials said.

"Marijuana by mail is becoming a very common delivery system. We rely on our strong partnership with the U.S. post office to deter this type of distribution," said Dodge County Sheriff Todd Nehls.

Authorities said charges against the homeowner are pending.