Montana Man Tries to Use UPS to Ship Marijuana - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Montana Man Tries to Use UPS to Ship Marijuana

MISSOULA, Mont. - A 24-year-old Missoula man accused of trying to use UPS to ship a package containing two pounds of marijuana has been charged with a pair of felonies. Charging documents filed in Justice Court on Friday say Nicholas T. Navarro was arrested after an employee at a UPS store in Missoula spotted the marijuana through a strip of clear packing tape and called police.

Detectives who searched Navarro's home say they found an additional three pounds of marijuana and the man acknowledged he was selling the pot for profit. Navarro is charged with criminal possession of dangerous drugs and possession with the intent to distribute.

Court records say a woman who accompanied Navarro to the UPS store actually paid to have the package shipped overnight to an Illinois address. The woman, who has not been charged, told detectives she was mailing the package at Navarro's behest.

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