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Seattle Man Claims Someone Keeps Mailing Him Marijuana

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Martin Nickerson Jr. has sued Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Attorney General Bob Ferguson and state tax chief Carol Nelson in federal court, arguing that he cannot be taxed on the state and local levels because he’s already being federally prosecuted, Courthouse News Service reports. His attorneys argue that he is unable to defend himself from state tax charges because he would be forced to waive his Fifth Amendment rights by responding to the local tax charges. (credit: Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)

Martin Nickerson Jr. has sued Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Attorney General Bob Ferguson and state tax chief Carol Nelson in federal court, arguing that he cannot be taxed on the state and local levels because he’s already being federally prosecuted, Courthouse News Service reports. His attorneys argue that he is unable to defend himself from state tax charges because he would be forced to waive his Fifth Amendment rights by responding to the local tax charges. (credit: Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)

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SEATTLE (AP) — Police say a Seattle man came to them with a problem: someone keeps mailing him packages of marijuana.

The man told officers that the first package arrived a month ago, marked “return to sender, insufficient postage.” The man’s home was listed as the return address. He says he opened it, found marijuana inside and threw the box away.

When a second package arrived Monday, he took it to the East Precinct. Officers say the package was addressed to a business in Georgia and contained about a half ounce of plastic-wrapped marijuana. They sent it to the evidence unit for destruction.

On their website, police note that while adult possession of small quantities of marijuana is legal in Washington, sending it through the federally run mail system is not.

 

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