A southern Utah woman allegedly has been getting more than bills, letters and catalogs in the mail.
An application for a search warrant filed in federal court Tuesday says Cedar City police received several anonymous tips that an Enoch resident was receiving methamphetamine in small brown boxes sent from Texas. The boxes, which routinely arrived about mid-month, each contained about an ounce of the drug, the tipster said. On June 15, a package addressed to the woman arrived at the Cedar City Post Office; the return address said it had been sent from Dickinson, Texas.
Police asked the postmaster to hold the package until a drug dog could check it out. On June 18, an Iron County sheriff's deputy arrived at the Cedar City Post Office with Monkey, a detection dog who is able to sniff out marijuana, meth, cocaine and heroin.
The postmaster set six packages on the ground without telling the deputy which one was addressed to the Enoch resident. The deputy ran Monkey along the line and the dog alerted on the suspect parcel. The lineup was switched around and the deputy ran the dog along the line once more; Monkey again alerted on the suspect package.
The search warrant signed Tuesday allows a postal inspector to open the box to see if it indeed contains illegal drugs, as well as money that might be associated with distribution of a controlled substance.