An Eminence woman charged after receiving 30 pounds of marijuana by UPS has been indicted.
Sarah Scott, 30, was arrested in February after Henry County Sheriff Deputy Danny Stivers received a call from San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department stating that a K-9 unit detected two packages containing approximately 30 pounds of marijuana were to be shipped via UPS to a resident in Henry County. Stivers arranged for FedEx to ship the packages to the Henry County Sheriff’s Department office instead.
With the cooperation of UPS, a UPS truck took Henry County Sheriff Deputy Dean Murray, posing as UPS delivery driver, to 801 S. Property Road in Eminence. The two boxes containing approximately 15 pounds of marijuana each were addressed to Lee Bummell. Sarah Scott got out of her vehicle and told the undercover Murray that Lee Bummell was her mother and she was authorized to sign for the packages. Scott had also left a note for UPS instructing them to go to the backdoor where another note advised the delivery driver to knock loudly as the addressee may have fallen asleep.
When Stivers arrived at the residence, Scott admitted the packages belonged to her. Scott was indicted for trafficking in marijuana over 5 pounds, a class C felony punishable by punishable by 5 to 10 years in prison and/or a fine of $1,000 to $10,000,when she knowingly and unlawfully trafficked marijuana over five pounds.
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