350 packets of synthetic pot seized at Moorhead shipping storePolice seized 350 packets marked as herbal incense sent to a UPS store in Moorhead last week after a drug-sniffing dog identified the package as containing illegal drugs.
MOORHEAD – Police seized 350 packets marked as herbal incense sent to a UPS store in Moorhead last week after a drug-sniffing dog identified the package as containing illegal drugs.
The package was sent from a Seattle address linked to TopK2.com, a website that advertises its product as herbal incense “legal in all 50 states,” according to the application for a search warrant filed in Clay County District Court.
A store manager called police after a man who was not listed as the recipient of the package tried to pick it up twice on Oct. 6.
The manager called the phone number listed for the person to whom the package was addressed, Tina St. Claire, and told her she would need to fax a copy of her ID to the store if she wanted someone else to pick up the package. No fax was ever sent, according to warrant documents.
The police dog, Earl, gave an alert on the box, and the dog is not trained to sniff out herbal incense or synthetic marijuana, according to court documents.
Upon opening the box, officers found the packets, all of which were packaged under brand names starting with “420,” such as 420 Cubed Bango Berry and 420 Ultra Bubba Funk.
Moorhead police Lt. Brad Penas said no charges have been filed yet in connection with the seizure, but he had no other comment on the ongoing investigation.
A voice mail left for St. Claire at the phone number associated with the package wasn’t returned immediately.