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Drugs Seized At Mail Sorting Facility; 5 Arrested

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LINTHICUM, Md. (AP) — Authorities in Anne Arundel County seized more than 22 pounds of marijuana this week after intercepting four packages at a mail sorting facility.

The Annapolis Capital reports five people were arrested in two busts.

The first began after a drug-sniffing dog identified the marijuana packages at the Linthicum facility. Police delivered the packages to the intended address, the La Quinta hotel, and then arrested a woman who picked the packages up.

Authorities had the woman deliver the drugs to the Westfield Annapolis mall, where they arrested a man who had arrived to pick them up. A third person was arrested after police found cocaine and firearms at the man’s house.

Two others were arrested in a separate bust that police say began when packages of suspected crystal methamphetamine were found at the sorting facility.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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