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Man arrested after pot delivered by courier

Police say Floyd Anthony Lewin had 7 pounds of the drug

February 05. 2014 11:27PM

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HANOVER TWP. — A Plains Township man has been arrested on charges he intended to pick up 7 pounds of marijuana delivered by a courier to a residence on Chestnut Street.

Authorities allege Floyd Anthony Lewin, 27, of Henry Street, was using the residence as a delivery location for marijuana.

Lewin formerly resided in the Chestnut Street house, police said.

Lewin was arrested Tuesday by township police and the Luzerne County Drug Task Force when a drug agent conducted surveillance of the house as part of an ongoing investigation.

Lewin spotted the agent in a vehicle and did not stop to pick up a package that had been delivered by UPS, according to charges filed.

Authorities said Aldo, a drug detection dog with the township police force, gave a positive alert that the package contained illegal drugs.

Authorities said the package contained 7 pounds of marijuana shipped from California.

Estimated street value of the marijuana was about $10,500, authorities said.

Lewin allegedly admitted to using the residence as a place for packages to be shipped, and that he was selling marijuana.

He said the name on the package, Floyd McNeil, was a name his drug supplier used on packages, according to charges filed.

Authorities said the package was wrapped to avoid suspicion during the shipping process.

Lewin was arraigned by District Judge Joseph Halesey in Hanover Township on charges of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $20,000 bail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Feb. 18.

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