August 18, 2011 | 02:24 PMA 51-year-old former East Troy man faces a felony charge after police allegedly intercepted a UPS package containing more than two pounds of marijuana that was set to be shipped to him.
Paul S. Neves, now of 324 Tyrrell Court Apt. 3, Delavan, has been charged with felony conspiracy to commit possession with intent to deliver marijuana. He also faces misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
If convicted of all three counts, Neves faces up to 13 years and 1 month imprisonment and $26,500 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
An East Troy police officer obtained a search warrant for Neves home after a deputy with the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Department in California intercepted a UPS package that contained 909.9 grams of marijuana.
The package was sent by "Janet Peters" and was addressed to Neves and his address in East Troy.
The deputy in California spoke to a UPS security supervisor about packages that were sent to Neves from Sonora, Calif.
The security supervisor said six packages were sent to Neves in 2011 and that all six were similar in weight as the package confiscated by law enforcement.
While searching Neves home, police located a brown packaging box similar to the one that was confiscated by the Tuolumne County Sheriff's office. That box had a shipping label on it from "Janet Peters" in Sonora, Calif.
A citizen informant told the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Deputy that Paul Neves' brother, Steve, has been shipping him marijuana. The informant also reported that Paul Neves originally sent money orders to pay his brother, but switched to cash to reduce the paper trail.
Inside of Paul Neves' home, police located six receipts for payment from Paul to Steve that were in the amount of $999.
During the search of Paul Neves' home, police also located marijuana and marijuana pipes.