Steamboat man accused of mailing pot to himself
March 11, 2011
Steamboat Springs — 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.
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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.