A Tennessee man was arrested after multiple police agencies along with the United States Postal Service conducted a “controlled delivery” of a package containing 15 pounds of marijuana. After the delivery police raided the home and arrested 25-year-old Bret Rayburn, of Collegedale, Tennessee on charges of possession of marijuana for resale. Police found firearms and drug paraphernalia during the raid, and also decided to seize a 1984 BMW for unspecified investigative reasons (police auction).
Rayburn also could likely face federal charges because the marijuana was shipped from California and crossed state lines. There is no word on what led authorities to the package, although it seems ovbious that 15 pounds of marijuana might give off a distingtive smell. Police also did not mention if they were investigating the origin of the shipment in California.
A Missouri man was arrested recently in a similar “controlled delivery” after police intercepted a FedEx shipment containing 20 pounds of marijuana. While it appears to be a very unreliable method of transport, it’s impossible to know how much marijuana is successfully shipped by postal carriers every year.