Postal Inspectors uncover massive marijuana mail operation

Posted on: 7:06 pm, July 25, 2013, by , updated on: 07:12pm, July 25, 2013


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Postal inspectors have busted a marijuana mail-order operation in the Sacramento region, according to court documents uncovered Wednesday.

A federal criminal complaint revealed that postal inspectors found more than 400 Express Mail packages; with money inside, sent from 16 states to the Sacramento area.

The complaint indicates these packages were part of a large drug-trafficking operation that shipped marijuana out of California.

Two people were arrested in connection with the operation: Matthew Gillum, of Loomis, and Jolene Chan, of Roseville.

Gillum and Chan face charges of marijuana distribution, the unlawful use of mail, and avoiding currency transaction reporting.

The complaint shows the two were allegedly using P.O. boxes in Rocklin, Orangevale, and Loomis to receive the payments for the drugs.

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