Police arrest man after suspicious airport package contained drugs www.privateofficer.com
Corey Joel Eichers, 21, has been charged with two counts of first-degree controlled substance crimes. He is in jail in lieu of $75,000 bail.
He was arrested Monday after he accepted the delivery of a package containing drugs, Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner said. The package contained a half-pound of cocaine and an ounce of meth, Sanner said.
The packaged was identified by the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Police as suspicious and a search warrant revealed that it contained drugs.
Investigators with the Central Minnesota Drug and Gang Task Force arranged for it to be delivered. A search warrant was then executed at 3229 Terry Road in St. Wendel Township.
Seven firearms were removed from a safe in a bedroom that Eichers shared with a sibling, Sanner said. Investigators determined that Eichers knew the combination of the safe and had access to the weapons. Eichers is a convicted drug felon.
The drugs seized had a value of $9,000. If they had been diluted and distributed they could have brought in more than $50,000, Sanner said.
The investigation was assisted by the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office and St. Joseph Police Department