TROY — Miami County Sheriff’s Office detectives, working with United States Postal inspectors, on Wednesday intercepted three packages from California destined to addresses in Piqua and Sidney, according to Miami County Sheriff Dave Duchak.
According to Duchak, search warrants have been secured for two of the packages in which 5 pounds of marijuana were recovered. Detectives are in the process of applying for a search warrant for the third package.
Darrell M. Branscum, 33, last known address in Sidney, was arrested without incident and incarcerated in the Miami County Jail and charged with third-degree felony possession of marijuana, in relation to this incident. Branscum is currently being held on $25,000 bond. A preliminary hearing for Branscum was scheduled for Feb. 23.
The investigation continues and charges against a female suspect will be forthcoming after consultation with the Miami County Prosecutor’s Office, Duchak said.