A man was arrested Thursday after allegedly picking up packages containing 40 pounds of marijuana from a post office in Ewing, N.J.
Devon Anthony Campbell, 35, is charged with possession of marijuana over 25 pounds, possession with the intent to distribute, resisting arrest and aggravated assault on law enforcement.
U.S. Postal Inspection Service agents last week intercepted two parcels bound for a P.O. box at the West Trenton Post Office, according to a news release from the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office.
The packages, which were addressed to a "Denise Richards," contained marijuana with a total estimated street value of $120,000 to $180,000, said Lt. Mike Novembre, of the county's Special Investigations Unit.
Postal inspectors and narcotics task force detectives set up surveillance in a bid to identify the intended recipient.
Campbell allegedly drove up in a silver Nissan around 4:20 p.m. Thursday, entered the post office and picked up the pot-filled packages.
Officers attempted to detain him as he walked back to his car but he ran away, leading police on a brief foot chase, prosecutors said.
Though he allegedly fought with the officers, Campbell was eventually placed under arrest.
Campbell, who also goes by the alias Kevin Chambers, has various addresses in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Arizona, prosecutors said.
He is being held at the Mercer County Correction Center in lieu of $250,000 bail. Federal authorities have issued an immigration detainer seeking to deport Campbell to Jamaica.
Officers from the county prosecutor and sheriff's offices, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the New Jersey State Police and the Ewing, Hamilton, Lawrence, Robbinsville and Trenton police departments participated in the investigation and arrest.