Man arrested after receiving marijuana-filled USPS package

Man arrested after receiving marijuana-filled USPS package
Photo provided by Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office

POSTED: Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 2:00pm

UPDATED: Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 2:04pm

A St. Amant man has been arrested after Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Narcotics Detectives and United States Postal Inspectors delivered a package to him containing marijuana.

Postal employees had become suspicious of the package during the delivery process and after examination, it was found to contain marijuana.

A controlled delivery of marijuana was delivered to Gabriel Allen, 30, at his home. After he took receipt of the package, Narcotics Detectives approached Gabriel Allen and took him into custody.

While on the scene, Allen allowed authorities to search his residence; detectives located a quantity of marijuana, equipment used to cultivate marijuana, and steroids in the home.

Allen was charged with Cultivation of Marijuana, Possession With Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Possession of Schedule III CDS (steroids), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.


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