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Detectives suspect Spokane man shipped 16 packages of marijuana to buyers nationwide

UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019

Washington State Patrol Troopers found evidence that a Spokane man they pulled over in May is illegally shipping marijuana out of the state. (Washington State Patrol)
Washington State Patrol Troopers found evidence that a Spokane man they pulled over in May is illegally shipping marijuana out of the state. (Washington State Patrol)

Detectives are investigating a Spokane man on suspicion that he is part of an organization shipping marijuana out of the state.

Washington State Patrol troopers pulled over the 20-year-old man in May for speeding in his 2011 BMW X3.

In the car, troopers allegedly found plastic food-saver rolls, a heat sealer, scissors, moving tape, shipping receipts, $5,854 in cash, 110.3 grams of packaged marijuana, a used bong and prescription medication.

Troopers arrested the man for driving under the influence and are now investigating him for shipping weed through the mail to other states.

The receipts showed that, over an eight-day span in April, 16 packages had been shipped from various locations in Spokane County to 10 states spanning from California to Louisiana to Massachusetts. They were all shipped with one-day delivery.

A WSP detective received a search warrant from a Spokane County Superior Court judge last week to track the packages so law enforcement in other states could intercept them, but the packages had been delivered by the time the search warrant was granted.

Detectives also filed a search warrant to get data from the BMW’s GPS to track if and when the car visited the post offices to deliver the packages.

The Spokesman-Review has not named the man because he has not been charged with illegally shipping marijuana out of the state.

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