The U. S. Postal Service advertises a mailing service with the notion that, “If it fits, it ships.” But, if it's illegal drugs, it doesn't ship; it gets you busted.
Prince Demongo Thomas, 32, of 1305 Peach St. in Hope found out the hard way. Thomas was arrested by Hempstead County Sheriff's deputies, agents of the South Central Drug Task Force, U. S. Homeland Security agents, and Hope Police Department officers in a raid Friday at the Peach Street address.
A search warrant at 1305 Peach Street in Hope was executed after local lawmen received information that a package addressed to that location containing approximately 15 pounds of marijuana had been intercepted by U. S. Postal Inspectors, Hempstead County Sheriff James Singleton said in announcing the arrest.
“Deputies and agents conducted a controlled delivery to the address resulting in the arrest of 32-year old Prince Demongo Thomas,” Singleton said. “Deputies also discovered one half pound of marijuana inside the residence.”
He said that, as a result of information developed during the search warrant raid, other suspects were sought.
“Information from that search led deputies to obtain another search warrant in the Washington area later in the day,” Singleton said. “However, no arrest or seizures were made at that location.”
Thomas was taken to the Hempstead County Detention Center, where he was booked into jail on an allegation of Possession of a Schedule VI Controlled Substance (Marijuana) with the purpose to deliver. He remains in jail awaiting an initial judicial appearance.