Arizona Man Indicted for Sending Methamphetamine Through the Mail
BOSTON – An Arizona man was indicted in federal court in Boston yesterday in connection with his sending methamphetamine through the U.S. mail from Arizona to Massachusetts.
Brandon Greenberg, a/k/a “Brandon Valentine,” a/k/a “Adrian,” 27, of Phoenix, Ariz., was charged with conspiring to distribute methamphetamine and distribution of methamphetamine.
According to charging documents, Greenberg mailed more than 20 parcels containing methamphetamine from Arizona to two residential addresses in Boston and Somerville. A search warrant was executed on one of the parcels and revealed over 900 grams of methamphetamine hidden inside a towel and inside a stuffed animal. Later in the investigation, agents conducted a controlled purchase of methamphetamine from Greenberg and seized 486 grams hidden inside three cereal boxes that were then placed in a package mailed by Greenberg. During the execution of a search warrant at Greenberg’s residence in Phoenix, investigators seized an additional 486 grams of methamphetamine from Greenberg’s bedroom.
United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Joseph W. Cronin, Inspector in Charge of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Boston Division; Melissa Llosa, Inspector in Charge of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Phoenix Division; Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge Of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Division; Jason Molina, Acting Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston; Colonel Kerry A. Gilpin, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; Boston Police Commissioner William G. Gross; and Peoria (AZ) Police Chief Art Miller made the announcement today. The Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office, Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, and the Arlington Police Department assisted in the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney James E. Arnold of Lelling’s Narcotics & Money Laundering Unit is prosecuting the case.
The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.