Sioux Falls, SD
All it takes is a single package to bring tens of thousands of dollars worth of drugs into South Dakota. An investigation underway in Rapid City is proof.
This latest investigation involves a significant amount of suspected marijuana wax. Court papers explain what led up to the discovery.
The first clue: a package was sent priority mail. Drug traffickers often spend extra money so they can track their packages and know exactly when they'll arrive.
Another clue: a fake return address. Senders often make up an address or list a vacant home so it can't be tracked back to them. Court papers say that was the case with the package in question.
The affidavit also says it had a lot of tape on the seams; investigators say that's often done to hide the smell of the narcotics.
Once the package piqued their interest, investigators lined up three similar boxes and brought in a drug dog, which alerted investigators that it smelled narcotics in the package in question.
At that point, investigators applied for a warrant and opened it up.
Inside they found 17 bags and 11 jars of suspected hash oil wax. All together it weighs about two pounds.
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