Three accused of trying to traffic pot through the mail

Three accused of trying to traffic pot through the mail

Three accused of trying to traffic pot through the mail

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by AP

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 11, 2012 at 9:04 PM

HARRODSBURG, Ky. (AP) -- Three central Kentucky residents are facing charges after allegedly trying to traffic marijuana through the mail.

Mercer County Sheriff Ernie Kelty tells The Advocate-Messenger of Danville that a break in the case came in recent days when a police dog detected the odor of marijuana on packages being sent to a Salvisa address.

Sheriff's deputies and postal investigators went to the home and arrested 46-year-old Laura Wiley and 47-year-old Gary Wiley. Authorities seized more than five pounds of processed marijuana.

Deputies later arrested 55-year-old Ricky Merriman elsewhere and seized a large amount of processed marijuana.

The Wileys are each charged with one count of trafficking more than five pounds of marijuana.
  
Merriman is charged with trafficking more than eight ounces of marijuana and second-degree trafficking a controlled substance.

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