A 27-year-old Fairbanks man was arrested after US Customs intercepted his package containing 487 Ecstasy tablets.
The package, sent from the Netherlands, was initially discovered by Homeland Security. US Customs and Border Protection agents were then tipped off. The package was shortly thereafter opened by federal agents at a San Francisco USPS sorting facility. Investigation documents note that the package did not have a tracking number and was addressed to Dontell Rashad Jones in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Secure shipping channels carried the package of ‘Green Ghosts’ from San Francisco to investigators in Fairbanks. A Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit received the pills, repackaged them, and arranged a controlled delivery. According to the criminal complaint filed shortly after his arrest in early September, the CD was successful. After Jones accepted the package, local police obtained a warrant to search his property.
Jones was found with the opened package not long after delivery. The Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit reclaimed what the pills, amounting to 126 grams of Ecstasy. In Fairbanks, the pills sell for between $20 and $40 and have a total street value of $15,000. The quantity of drugs and estimated value provided by local law enforcement