Florida Men Arrested for Trafficking 87 Pound of Cannabis
Florida men Bennie Leroy Neeley, 41, of St. Petersburg, and Corey Jovan Brown, 38, of Lakeland were arrested by officers with the Pinellas Park Police Department last weekend for trafficking 87 pounds of cannabis by shipping it through the United Parcel Service to a UPS store location on 49th Street in Pinellas Park, Florida, a suburb located west of St. Petersburg.
Police said that Neeley and Brown were the intended recipients of 2 large boxes containing approximately 87 pounds of “plant marijuana material” that was repackaged into smaller one pound bags for further distribution to local dealers. The cannabis delivery was intercepted over a year ago on February 13th, 2021, at the UPS Store, but as the investigation was still ongoing the pair were not arrested until now.
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Officers seized about 87 pounds of marijuana during their investigation of packages intercepted at a local UPS, according to arrest documents released Saturday. https://t.co/9wM1zYR3I7
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Florida police intercept 87 pounds of marijuana at UPS facility https://t.co/3xqdvAbGFU
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Police say the two men were identified as the intended recipients of the packages as their names were on the tracking and shipping labels.
Narcotics trafficking via the Unites States Postal Service, United Parcel Service and other private carriers is one of many ways drugs are transported throughout the country.
Apparently, the duo are new to the trafficking world. Corey Jovan Brown has one prior arrest in 2010 for Obstructing an Officer and Driving While License Suspended or Revoked, and Bennie Leroy Neeley has two prior arrests for traffic offenses. In 2013 he was arrested for Failure to Appear on a charge of Driving While License Suspended or Revoked, and 2017 for Driving While License Suspended or Revoked with knowledge.
Both men were charged with the Trafficking in Cannabis, a first degree felony as well as Importation of Cannabis, a third degree felony, and were transported to the Pinellas County Jail. According to court records, both men have bonded out of jail after posting $55,000 bond
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