Georgetown Police seize marijuana sent through mail

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GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WKYT) - Georgetown Police intercepted shipments of marijuana, disguised as pet supplies.

Police received anonymous tips that a home on the 100 block of Towson Way was on the receiving end of drug shipments through the postal service.

Detectives alerted the post office. Police were notified when packages arrived addressed to the house. Drug sniffing dogs were called, and they responded to the boxes.

Investigators delivered the mail to the house. Troy Davis, 51, accepted the packages and allowed police to search his mail. Police found sealed bags of marijuana inside.

Davis' arrest citation says he received the packages on behalf of his son and that Davis was going to make $200 for accepting the mail. Davis also said his son had plans to sell the drugs.

Davis is charged with drug trafficking and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police are investigating the claims against his son.

The packages arrived from California and list a store called, "Dave's Pet Supplies." Inside the packages, along with the drugs, were scented trash bags, cans of tuna to throw off the weight of the boxes, and a dog leash. Lt. Don Mather says it's common for traffickers to mask their drugs.

"It's just used to disguise the actual activity," said Mather.

Police seized just under 12 pounds of marijuana all together. It's worth about $25,000, even more if resold on the street.

Officials are investigating the return address on the mailed drugs.

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