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Local and L.A. police work on drug case

June 12, 2007|by ERIN JULIUS

A New Market, Md., man was charged with drug crimes last week after he accepted a package mailed from Los Angeles that contained 27 pounds of marijuana packed in five-gallon buckets, the Washington County Narcotics Task Force said.

Agents from the task force, working in conjunction with the Los Angeles Police Department, learned that a large package, possibly containing drugs, was mailed to Hagerstown, according to a news release.

Task force agents intercepted the package when it arrived in Hagerstown.

Aaron James Marsh was waiting outside an unoccupied home at 140 E. Washington St. in Hagerstown when agents delivered the package Wednesday afternoon, Sgt. Todd Kerns said Monday afternoon.

Agents arrested Marsh after he accepted the package, according to the task force.

Inside the package were two five-gallon buckets wrapped in plastic. The buckets were packed with 27 pounds of marijuana.

The package had a return address, but investigators believe it was fake, Kerns said.

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Marsh, 29, of 10818 Dewey Way East, New Market, was charged with possession of marijuana and possession with the intent to distribute marijuana.

Agents searched Marsh's vehicle and found digital scales and a partially-smoked marijuana cigarette, according to the task force.

Marsh was released after he posted $15,000 bond.

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