Package containing marijuana intercepted at Roanoke Post Office

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — More than three pounds of marijuana was intercepted at a post office in Roanoke this month.

It happened at the mail carrier annex on Rutherford Avenue.

A special agent with the U.S. Postal Service says that on December 12th, He noticed a package that had been sealed in a manner consistent with drug trafficking.

A narcotics detection K9 from Virginia State Police was called in to sniff the package and gave a positive alert

A search warrant obtained by WFXR shows three and a half pounds of a leafy green substance was inside that package, that’s presumed to be marijuana.

An affidavit says the package had a return address from Daly City California, an area known to law enforcement for shipping controlled substances by mail into Virginia.

That package was addressed to a “Sandra Perkins” at a home in the 700 block of Riverland Drive Southeast.

In the affidavit, the special agent said a search of an electronic database called Accurint showed no one by that name associated with that address.

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