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Posted on: January 3, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Whitehall Police Recover Suspicious Package Filled with Marijuana

PRESS RELEASE--Whitehall Police Recover Suspicious Package Filled with Marijuana

On 12/19/17, the Whitehall Division of Police recovered a suspicious package at an apartment complex in the City of Whitehall. The package was wrapped in Christmas wrapping paper and dropped off by a courier service. Whitehall Narcotics Detectives wrote and executed a search warrant where they recovered 8 pounds of marijuana from the package. The incident is still under investigation and no charges have been filed at this point. The recovered marijuana has a street value of approximately $31,000.

“This serves a good reminder that during this holiday season citizens not only need to keep a close eye on their own packages to prevent theft but also need to remain vigilant and report any suspicious packages or activity to police,” said Deputy Chief Dan Kelso. “These drugs will not be on the street or in a child’s possession because of alert citizens.”

The Whitehall Police Department Narcotics Unit continues its fight against drugs in and around the community. Anyone with information may Text-A-Tip (anonymously) to the Whitehall Police Department at 614-440-4853 or submit an anonymous tip online at

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