A father and son from New Hampshire are facing drug charges after investigators allegedly found pounds of marijuana and steroids in their possession, as well as thousands of dollars in cash.
Raymond Speight, 50, and his son, Raymond Speight Jr., 22, of Salem, N.H. were arrested on Thursday following an investigation that began with a postal inspector's good intuition.
Police tell FOX 25 a postal inspector from the Methuen Post Office noticed suspicious packages coming into the office since February. That inspector notified law enforcement about the packages and they launched an investigation.
On Thursday, detectives allegedly intercepted packages that they say K9 teams had a drug hit on. Both Speight men were placed under surveillance following the alleged hit.
Investigators allege that soon after the detection, the Speight men picked up the packages. Their vehicle was later stopped in Salem and they were taken into custody.
Following the arrest, law enforcement claim they found the Speight's vehicle contained three pounds of marijuana. A search warrant conducted at their Alfred Drive home allegedly revealed the Speights were in possession of an additional two to three pounds of marijuana, anabolic steroids, and over $16,000 in cash. Investigators also say they found drug paraphernalia and evidence indicating the men may have received nearly 20 previous shipments.
Salem Police claim the total value of the marijuana they seized from the car and home is over $30,000.
Speight Jr. was charged with felony counts of possession of a class D substance and possession of a class substance with intent to distribute. He was held on $50,000 cash bail pending arraignment. His father was charged with conspiracy to violate the controlled drug act. Speight Sr. was released on $5,000 personal recognizance bail pending arraignment.