2 Sheboygan men arrested, allegedly received 9 pounds of marijuana through United States Postal Service
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Two Sheboygan men are facing numerous charges after having marijuana delivered to their home.
24-year-old Riley Wallace and 22-year-old Irwin Sosa are facing charges of Possession with Intent to Deliver THC, Maintaining a Drug Trafficking Place, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia stemming from a January 10 incident.
Officers were dispatched to a home in the 3200 block of North 10th Street in the City of Sheboygan to conduct a search warrant regarding marijuana that was delivered through the United States Postal Service.
Police were made aware after a postal inspector intercepted a suspicious package at the Milwaukee Post Office, bound for the address in Sheboygan. The box was wrapped in Christmas paper and weighed approximately 12 pounds. A K-9 unit was deployed and indicated a positive reaction for the presence of illegal controlled substances within the package.
Upon opening the package, officers located eight individually wrapped vacuum-sealed packages that contained marijuana. Altogether, the marijuana weighed a little over 9 pounds.
Officers then set up an operational plan in which surveillance was set up while an officer acted as an undercover mail carrier. The undercover officer delivered the package to the male who answered the front door.
Officers entered the residence a short time later with their search warrant. They could not immediately locate anyone or the package inside. Officers entered the other half of the duplex through a door in the garage. They were able to take two men, later identified as Wallace and Sosa, into custody. Officers located the package which had been opened and several of the bags and packaging materials laying on the floor.
Irwin admitted to police that he sells the marijuana after purchasing it from a supplier in California.
The two suspects will appear in court on January 30.