Greenwood County deputies said they discovered someone was trafficking marijuana after a weekly shipment seemed out of place to workers at a local pack-n-ship store.
Employees at the Ship it Center on Bypass 72 Northwest said a local man came in during the past few weeks to receive packages from California, and Friday they searched the most recent shipment to find 22 pounds of plastic wrap smelling of Pine Sol, according to a deputy's report.
Deputies said the package was sent through the United States Postal Service from Burbank, CA, to a Greenwood address. Investigators secured a search warrant where they found marijuana inside the box.
Deputies waited at the store for the man to come pick up the box and once he had, they stopped him and arrested him. They charged Larry Curry, 30, with trafficking marijuana.
According to a GWDToday.com report, Burbank police declined to comment on the incident, citing an ongoing investigation into the matter.
Now, while going through your mail is illegal, Upstate attorney and former Solicitor W. Townes Jones says in this case, the shipping store could be in the clear.
"The authorities have not breached your rights of privacy when they're called in by a private citizen to look into what they think might be criminal activity," says Jones.
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