ENGLAND - A dopey Brit was busted when cops raided his house for drugs — just as the mailman was delivering a package containing $1,600 worth of cannabis.
Police started investigating Kyle Morgan in 2013 after intercepting a parcel sent to his Lydney, Gloucestershire, home. Addressed to a man called "Jake," it held 3.5 ounces of the illegal drug. Officers raided the property on Oct. 12, 2013, but only found $13 worth of the narcotic. However, as they were searching the house, another parcel addressed to "Jake" arrived. They opened it up and were stunned to discover it contained cannabis with the street value of $1,600.
Morgan, 23, was arrested and charged with two offenses of evading the prohibition on the importation of illegal drugs. He claimed the small amount of cannabis was for his own use, and that the larger package was for a friend called Jake who'd asked if he could have his mail delivered to his address. But Morgan pleaded guilty at Gloucester Crown Court on Friday and was sentenced to a 12-month community order with 150 hours of unpaid work.
Judge William Hart also ordered him to cough up $1,800 of his illicit profits. Hart said he was "somewhat skeptical" about the truth of Morgan's explanation, according to the Gloucester Citizen. But he said that, as it was not challenged by the prosecution, he would have to sentence him "on that basis."
"It is clear you are ashamed of yourself for having got into this position," the judge reportedly added.
The NY Daily News/ September 1, 2014
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