Woman arrested after having marijuana delivered through the mail
Heidi Eckblad, 38 of Racine has been charged with Possess w/ Intent-THC (>2500-10,000 g) and was given a $500 cash bond after making an initial appearance today.
According to the criminal complaint Investigator with the Racine Police Department report that on March 11, 2015 they received an anonymous tip that a package containing 10 pounds of marijuana would be delivered to a residence in the 2000 block of Green Street, Racine, Thursday March 12, 2015. The tip indicated that another party and the suspect were working with a third party to acquire the marijuana from a farm in California where the third party works. The tip advised that defendant was slowly moving into the Green Street residence. The tip further indicated that the marijuana was being shipped via US Postal Service (USPS) and would contain multiple vacuum sealed bags of marijuana. The tip further indicated that defendant would be present at the residence on March 12, 2015 to receive the package.
A Racine Police Investigator reports that he was able to contact USPS Inspector, who advised that on March 12, 2015, a package was received for delivery to the residence. The package was scheduled to be delivered on the 12th. Racine Police report that he was aware 2nd party had a prior arrest in 2013 for Possession with Intent for a previous mail delivery where he served as an undercover Fed Ex delivery person. A review of WE Energies indicated that the suspect was the registered customer at the residence.
On March 12, 2015, Inspectors with the USPS brought the suspect package to the Racine Police Department, where K-9 officer Cheeto conducted a drug search and alerted positively for the presence of narcotics. On March 12, 2015, USPS Inspector served as an undercover delivery person and delivered the package to the home. Racine Police the defendant exit the residence, look at the package, and look around, she then re-entered the home, came out a short time later, wrote on the package, and then brought the package into the home.
Officers then executed a warrant at the residence. Investigators with the Racine Police report that the defendant was located just inside the residence on her cell phone. A K-9 unit responded and K-9 Odin, positively alerted for the presence of narcotics on the unopened package. Once that the box was opened and officers located 5 vacuum sealed bags containing green leafy substance. The substance tested positive for the presence of marijuana and the 5 bags had a total weight of 2800 grams. A search of Eckblad’s cell phone contained messages in which the defendant advises a third party that she is tracking the delivery of the package and that it had not yet arrived.