HUMBOLDT, Tenn. — A Tennessee man was arrested after police said he collected a 10-pound package of methamphetamine from a home that was not his.
According to a release from the West Tennessee Drug Task Force, a shipping company transporting a package from Lemon Grove, California, to Humboldt, Tennessee, told officials the package was suspected of containing drugs.
Upon investigation, authorities found the package contained $544,000 worth of methamphetamine inside plastic storage bags wrapped in cellophane and placed inside what appeared to be balloons or another inflatable object. Those were wrapped in cellophane again.
According to WHBQ, undercover agents delivered the package to the home where the package was scheduled to be delivered. They surveillanced the house, which is situated across the street from an elementary school, until 35-year-old Brantley V. Miller retrieved the package from the front porch. Miller put the package in the back of a rental car he was driving and attempted to leave the scene.
Police arrested Miller and seized the package, plus $3,929 he had on his person, according to the release. Officials suspect the extra cash is drug money.
Miller was taken to jail on charges of possession of a schedule II controlled substance in a school zone with intent to manufacture, deliver or sell.
There is no evidence that indicates the owner of the home where the package was delivered had any knowledge about the situation, WBBJ-TV reported.
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