Man arrested after heroin found in mail
A man faces a court date next week after two children's books and a photo album inside a postal package didn't throw off inspectors who discovered the Country-Club-Hills-bound parcel also contained a half-kilo of heroin.
Ryan S. Jaime, 37, was arrested Tuesday after authorities saw him carrying the package near the south suburban home where a trigger device alerted authorities tracking it that someone had opened the box, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday.
Federal authorities had replaced the heroin - which had been wrapped in plastic and stuffed, along with clothes-dryer sheets to mask the smell inside the photo album -- with a fake substance.
The package, which was shipped to a home in the 4900 block of Mary Court, had a Belize return address, according to the compliant.
A preliminary hearing for Jaime has been set for Tuesday before Magistrate Judge Nan Nolan.
October 15, 2009 7:20 PM