A Rutherford man is facing a series of charges after authorities discovered he allegedly delivered illegal drugs to his home using the U.S. Postal Service.
According to authorities, an investigation began Dec. 10, after they were alerted of a suspicious package at the borough post office. Further investigation learned the packages contained unspecified illegal drugs. As a result, authorities setup a controlled delivery for the illicit shipment. Once suspect, identified as Kevin Kelly, accepted package he was taken into custody. Officials seized 7.3 pounds of marijuana, psilocybin mushrooms, various CDS paraphernalia, and a black pellet handgun at the home.
He was charged with distribution of marijuana, maintaining or operating a narcotics production facility and having a weapon while maintaining a drug production facility.
He was released later released on a $100,000 bail.