Man accused of shipping marijuana cross country

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It’s a special delivery, that came with jail time.

Tyler Dickson is now in the Woods County Jail, accused of shipping narcotics cross country.

This story starts hundreds of miles away, where a California postal inspector spotted some narcotics in an Oklahoma bound box.

“Well apparently he was receiving a controlled substance through the mail,” said Joe Don Dunham, Alva City Manager. “Had some marijuana shipped to him.”

But Alva Police were one step ahead, meeting this cross country cannabis as it arrived in nearby Enid.

“They went over with a drug dog,” said Dunham. “Did a search, an open air search, and it hit.”

Police then obtained a search warrant for a home off Maple Drive.

As UPS delivered the wayward weed, officers sat and waited.

“They did instigate the delivery, and there was somebody at the house that accepted the delivery,” explained Dunham.

According to reports, police later arrested Dickson, after a roommate confessed that narcotics were being sold from the home. He claimed though he was simply a ‘middle man’, with Dickson advising who and what to sell.

Dickson happens to live down the street from a daycare, across from a church, and a block away from a school.

“That’s a little sketchy I guess, I don’t know why they’d want to do it,” said Noah Place, who lives nearby.

With Dickson still stuck in jail, we caught up with the alleged ‘middle man’ roommate.

The man hasn’t been charged in the case, but says the box must have been delivered to the wrong home. "If I say anything, it’s not his, he’s innocent,” said the man.

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