A suspicious package found at a post office in Guthrie County resulted in the arrest of a Menlo man. The Guthrie County Sheriff’s office received a call from a U.S. Postal Inspector requesting the assistance of a Sheriff’s Deputy after package emitting an odd odor was found.
The Postal Inspector said the package came from the Des Moines International Airport. When a K-9 unit determined the package contained an illegal drug, the package was delivered to a residence in Menlo and received by 34-year-old Nathan Wolfe.
Once the package was accepted, the Postal Inspector and Sheriff’s deputies identified themselves as law enforcement authorities and obtained consent from Wolfe to open the package, which they quickly learned contained an undetermined amount of marijuana. Authorities asked for, and obtained, consent to search the residence and property.
During the search, they seized drug paraphernalia and six marijuana plants in the process of being cultivated. Wolfe was taken into custody and charged with manufacturing a controlled substance, drug tax stamp violation, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Wolfe was released from custody after posting a $5,000 bond.