Cops and UPS Bust Pot Shippers

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    What can Brown do for you? It won't ship your Green, that's for sure.

    What can Brown do for you? It won't ship your Green, that's for sure.

    Two north surbabanites were arrested after they accepted a UPS package containing marijuana, said Lake County police.

    Nikema C. Parker, 33, of Waukegan and Michael Womack, 26, of North Chicago were taken into custody after receiving a package delivered Tuesday afternoon by an undercover officer posing as a UPS delivery driver, reports the Daily Herald.

    Local police worked with officials in Maricopa County in Arizona, who had received a tip about the shipped package.

    When the suspicious package arrived at the UPS distribution center in Gurnee on Tuesday, the Lake County sheriff's police dog—named Zulu—inspected it and alerted officers to the presence of marijuana.

    The package contained over 4 pounds of cannabis, according to the Sun-Times.

    Special delivery, indeed.

    The police repackaged the box and delivered it to the address it was intended for, Parker's residence in Waukegan, where Womack accepted the package.

    Both were charged with one count each of possession of marijuana and one count each of possession with intent to deliver.

    Womack and Parker posted their bonds of $25,000 and $10,000 (respectively) and are scheduled to appear in court in April.

    Meanwhile, Chicago Breaking News reports that authorities in Arizona have yet to find where the package originated.

    We guess you could say Parker and Womack were caught red-handed.

    Matt Bartosik is a Chicago native and a social media sovereign.