Steamboat man accused of mailing pot to himself



Jared Silkie

— A 25-year-old Steamboat Springs man was arrested March 4 in New York after police say he mailed himself 60 pounds of marijuana.

New York State Police spokesman Trooper Frank Bandiero confirmed the details of East Coast media reports that Jared Silkie had been arrested as part of an investigation by the State Police’s narcotics unit.

Bandiero said Silkie mailed the marijuana from Steamboat, flew to his hometown of Baldwin, N.Y., and was arrested when he accepted delivery of 60 pounds of marijuana at his home. Police then searched the home and found another 10 pounds of marijuana, according to the Long Island Press newspaper. The drugs had a street value of more than $500,000.

Routt County law enforcement officials, including All Crimes Enforcement Team Cmdr. Marvin Cameron, said they had not been contacted by the New York State Police about the arrest.

Steamboat Springs Police De­­­partment records showed that an officer last contacted Silkie in December. According to police records, he lives in the 1300 block of Walton Creek Road.

According to Nassau County Court records, Silkie was arraigned March 5 and had been charged with first-degree possession of marijuana, a felony. Bail was set at $1,500, and Silkie made bond. He is due in court April 12.

A man who answered the Silkie family’s phone in Baldwin, N.Y., on Thursday refused to take a message for Silkie, and no Steamboat phone number is listed for him.


exduffer 6 years, 1 month ago

I wonder if he took out an ad in the local paper?


jerry carlton 6 years, 1 month ago

Maybe it was for personal medical use? He certainly would not sell it illegaly would he?


RPG 6 years, 1 month ago

He must have a really serious medical condition.


bigfatdog 6 years, 1 month ago

healthy looking "entrepreneurial" young man putting that medical card to good use but i am sure no local dispensary would have sold him that amount.


Fred Duckels 6 years, 1 month ago

In decades past we routinely infiltrated the drug scene and had periodic roundups. One had to get up early on the morning after, or all the Pilot editions would be gone. The big problem here was that all the wrong people were being exposed. Roundups are now passe due to pressure from "wherever". I suspect that we are now a "sanctuary city".


sledneck 6 years, 1 month ago

"Sanctuary Town USA" "Weedville" "Hempopolis" "Tokesburg"

I very rarely smoke weed but I have to ask... Why the hell is pot illegal? From coast to coast and border to border it's as big a joke as those who try to suppress it. The law has become a disgrace rivaling Prohibition and all who support it are headed there as well.

"For laws to be respected they must be respectable." -F. Bastiat


Kristopher Hammond 6 years, 1 month ago

It IS Prohibition. It it a huge waste of taxpayer money, it doesn't work, it destroys our rights and makes criminals of otherwise good citizens.


jk 6 years, 1 month ago

Routt County law enforcement officials, including All Crimes Enforcement Team Cmdr. Marvin Cameron, said they had not been contacted by the New York State Police about the arrest.

I love this paragraph! I guess they heard about the stellar performance of our local drug enforcement unit that can't bust a meth house while the producers are there!!

" No no no don't contact those guys we don't need them to #$%@ it up for us." hahaha


mmjPatient22 6 years, 1 month ago


Are you serious? A "sanctuary city?" You've got to be joking! Next thing you'll tell us is that Brooklyn has turned back into a red light district and we might as well rename it Sodom & Gomorrah.

...and just curious, do you post these comments from some ol' rickety rocking chair on your front porch? Because that would be great.


Scott Wedel 6 years, 1 month ago

Does MJ really have a street value of $10,000 a pound in NY?


housepoor 6 years, 1 month ago

It would be interesting to see if they could track the mj strain to a local mmj shop. I am with Sled on just makin it legal and treat it like cigs and booze. The question I have is the business model for these smaller shops, given the loose the inventory regulations i imagine the backdoor is the where the profit margin is.


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