Police find marijuana mailed from California
JANESVILLE Two Clinton men and an Illinois man face felony drug charges after an alert postal inspector tipped local police to a two-pound box of marijuana in the mail between California and Clinton.
-- Randall D. Alewine, 29, of 421 Church St., Clinton, with possession of marijuana and LSD with intent to deliver, maintaining a drug-trafficking place, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is in custody at the Rock County Jail on a $5,000 bond.
-- Anthony G. Schabow, 20, of 408 Allen St., Clinton, with delivering marijuana and LSD, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $5,000.
-- Justin M. Bergeron, 32, of 170 Clover Court, Hainesville, Ill., with party to possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is in custody on a $2,200 bond.
According to the criminal complaint filed Thursday:
Rock County Sheriff’s Deputies got a tip from a Madison postal worker who found a suspicious package addressed to 408 Allen St. Deputies watched when the package was delivered at 10:12 a.m. Wednesday.
A person carrying a red backpack left the house shortly after the deliver. Police executed a search warrant and found the empty shipping box in Schabow’s bedroom.
At 11 a.m., deputies found Schabow near Church and High streets. He told police he had taken the package to Alewine’s house on Church Street.
Alewine told police he has gotten six similar packages from a woman in California. The woman’s cousin, Bergeron, paid Alewine $200 to accept the shipments. Bergeron had been picking up the packages from Alewine’s house.
The last two packages were shipped to Schabow’s house. Alewine paid Schabow $100 for accepting the deliveries.
The marijuana was double bagged, wrapped in layers of cellophane food wrap and covered in a layer of something similar to petroleum jelly.
Included in the package was a piece of blotter paper that tested positive for LSD and 6 grams of what deputies think is hashish.
The postal inspector thought the package was suspicious, and a drug dog alerted on the package.