GRANTS PASS, Ore. — An investigation that began at the Post Office eventually led to the seizure of "several hundred pounds" of marijuana, according to Rogue Area Drug Enforcement (RADE).
Beginning on October 30, detectives from RADE teamed up with special agents from the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and the Oregon State Police SW Region Marijuana Enforcement Team in an attempt to stop packages full of marijuana products being shipped out of state.
The investigation focused particularly on marijuana extract — AKA "shatter" or "dabs," according to RADE.
During the investigation, the detectives saw 42-year-old Kristopher Gregory Dyer "preparing marijuana extract for shipment out of state." RADE says that Dyer was ready to send a shipment of the extract to Illinois via the USPS.
When contacted by the detectives, RADE says that Dyer cooperated — leading them back to his residence at 3929 Leland Road. At his home, the agents found "several hundred pounds of processed marijuana along with over 300 grams of marijuana extract" in preparation for shipment out of state. RADE also says that they seized equipment for creating marijuana extract.
In an apparently separate case, detectives found that 40-year-old Veronica Marie Schuster tried to send two pounds of dried marijuana to Nebraska.
"In both cases, Dyer and Schuster used false return addresses on their shipments, which is common for people attempting to ship illegal narcotics out of state," RADE said.
Schuster was lodged in jail for Unlawful Exportation of Marijuana, while Dyer's case was referred to the DA's office for Deliver, Manufacturing, Possession of Marijuana Extract, and Unlawful Exportation of Marijuana Extract.