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PG County Police say they busted a drug ring involving shipping marijuana in packages addressed to unknowing recipients, including one sent last week to the Berwyn Heights mayor. SideBar


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UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) -- Prince George's County police have arrested a deliveryman and another man they say are involved in a plot to smuggle 417 pounds of marijuana.

Police say the plot involves shipping marijuana in packages addressed to unknowing recipients, including one sent last week to the Berwyn Heights mayor.

Prince George's Police Chief Melvin C. High described one of the men as an independent contractor who worked as a package deliveryman. He did not release the name of those arrested.

High say police investigating the case found a separate, parallel scheme to use the package delivery system to send marijuana, seizing an additional approximately 100 pounds of marijuana.

Authorities raided the home of Mayor Cheye Calvo and his wife Trinity Tomsic after intercepting a package shipped through Fed-Ex addressed to Tomsic and filled with 32 pounds of marijuana. During the raid, law enforcement officers broke down Calvo's door and shot and killed the family's two dogs.