Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Local Resident Receives Unexpected Package

 A Winston County Resident received an unexpected package over the weekend that prompted a call to law enforcement. A Fed Ex package arrived to the stated address but was a surprise to the occupant. Upon opening the package, the individual found 18 separate and securely wrapped packages containing a suspicious substance. 

Winston County Sheriff's deputies were called and it was determined that each package contained roughly one pound of marijuana. Deputies confiscated the drugs valued at roughly $20,000 at street value and an investigation is ongoing. The home's occupant is not a suspect.

Chief Deputy Keith Alexander indicated that drugs are often sent through the mail or package services to incorrect addresses with the intent of retrieving the package after delivery and warns local residents to be wary of unusual or unexpected deliveries.