Fed Ex package headed for Duck delivers pot arrest

By on April 3, 2012

A Kitty Hawk man was arrested after police found out that a package containing several pounds of marijuana was being sent by Fed Ex to an address in Duck.

On Friday, Hertford police told authorities in Dare County that they had learned a package of marijuana had been found at a Fed Ex shipping facility.

The package was turned over to the Dare County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit, which arranged a controlled delivery by law enforcement personnel to an address in Duck.

A suspect came to pick up the package, and police subsequently pulled him over, the Dare County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

Found in the vehicle was a package containing between 4 and 5 pounds of pot. The vehicle and cash were also seized, the statement said.

Arrested was Jonathan Brandan Dietz, 38, of the 3800 block of Elijah Baum Rd. in Kitty Hawk. He was charged with possession with the intent to sell or deliver marijuana and maintaining a dwelling for the purposes of keeping/storing a controlled substance, the statement said.

He was released on $10,000 bail.

The Nags Head Police Department, the Kill Devil Hills Police Department and the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office were also involved in the investigation.

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