Huron County sheriff's deputies assist DEA with intercepting delivery of $400K of marijuana

Cary Ashby • Feb 7, 2014 at 1:07 PM

The Huron County Sheriff's Office recently assisted Cleveland DEA agents with intercepting four large boxes containing about 200 pounds of marijuana.

Detective Sgt. Josh Querin estimated the dope has a total street value of $400,000 -- or $2,000 a pound.

Deputies intercepted the suspicious boxes, each of which contained plastic totes, Jan. 31. Querin declined to say where authorities intercepted the delivery, but said they ran his police dog Bea around the containers and detected "a presence of narcotics in the package."

Officers then used a search warrant granted by Huron County Juvenile Court Judge Timothy Cardwell.

"We opened the packages up ... in which there was 200 pounds of marijuana," Querin said.

Deputies then contacted officers with the Cleveland DEA.

"We worked hand-in-hand with the DEA. They were able to deliver the package to the individual in Cleveland, who is a foreign national. The Cleveland DEA took one individual in custody," Querin said.

While the suspect's name wasn't released, he was charged with trafficking in marijuana.

The DEA is handling the investigation and charges.

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