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Parkersburg Police Arrest Man After Discovering Marijuana In Mail

Reported by: Send eMail Bethany Simmons
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Nov. 8, 2013 12:09 PM EST
Updated: Nov. 8, 2013 12:49 PM EST

Photo Courtesy Parkersburg Police
Photo Courtesy Parkersburg Police

Davisville , West Virginia

Police arrested a man they said had pounds of marijuana in a dozen separate packages delivered to a Parkersburg residence.

Mathew Gonzales, 28, of Parkersburg was charged with obstruction and felony possession with intent to deliver.

Police said the delivery was made at 147 Murphytown Circle in Davisville about 8:30 a.m. Friday. Investigators with the Aggressive Crime Enforcement Task Force (ACE) and U.S. Postal inspectors conducted a controlled delivery of a suspicious package and discovered about 5 and a half pounds of suspected marijuana in 12 separate packages.

While police interviewed the homeowner, they said, Gonzales became disorderly and attempted to keep the homeowner from speaking with investigators. Gonzales was then taken into custody for obstructing.

Once the investigation was completed, Gonzales was found to be the intended recipient of the package and was charged with felony possession with intent to deliver. The homeowner was not charged.

A Wood County Sheriff's Office deputy and canine also assisted at the scene, according to a news release from the Parkersburg Police Department.

Gonzales remained in the North Central Regional Jail Friday on a $50,000 bond.



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