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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Man charged with trafficking marijuana in mail

Published 9:57pm Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A Camp Hill man has been charged with trafficking marijuana through the mail after authorities intercepted a mail package with 7 pounds of marijuana Tuesday.

Siefried Hicks | Courtesy of the Tallapoosa County Sheriff's Department

Siegfried Hicks, 51, was charged with trafficking in marijuana, possession of marijuana first degree and possession of drug paraphernalia. Hicks’ was transported to the Tallapoosa County Jail and awaits bond, according to a Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department press release.

On Tuesday, Jan. 4, Tallapoosa County Narcotics Task Force investigators with assistance from the Alexander City Police Department K-9 Unit, intercepted approximately 7 pounds of marijuana being shipped through the mail.

“The drugs were going to a residence in the Camp Hill area,” the release states. “Agents quickly devised a plan to do a ‘controlled delivery’ of the narcotics using an undercover officer as the mail carrier. Further assistance was needed from the Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department and the Alexander City Police Department. The operation went as planned and agents executed a search warrant at the residence in Camp Hill.”

Investigators recovered the delivered marijuana package in addition to 461 grams of marijuana (street value of $3,088), electronic scales, $325 in cash, a firearm and paperwork linking the investigation back to a source in Texas, according to the release.

For more on this story, see Friday’s edition of The Outlook.

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