News and Tribune

Recent Local News

January 15, 2013

Man arrested for allegedly shipping drugs through the mail

Jeffersonville resident faces several felony charges

JEFFERSONVILLE — A Jeffersonville man was arrested Monday night after police say he purchased prescriptions drugs from overseas and then resold them, shipping them through the mail.

Christopher Collard, 20, of Jeffersonville was arrested on charges that he allegedly bought Xanax and other narcotics from a source overseas, was having the drugs shipped to his address and was then reselling the drugs and shipping them out to various locations in the United States.

A joint task force between Clarksville and Jeffersonville Police Departments, and U.S. Postal Service inspectors began investigating Pollard after a package allegedly containing the prescription drugs was discovered after it was sent back to the post office for having the wrong address, said Clarksville Police Chief Mark Palmer.

Police were able to attain a search warrant and searched Collard’s home in the 200 block of Fairview Avenue in Jeffersonville. During the search, police discovered illegal prescriptions, LSD and marijuana, according to a press release.

Clarksville Police Detective Joel DeMoss said Collard had people taking the pills to the post office and mailing them for him. Police are still investigating who Collard was selling the drugs to and how the buyers were contacted.

He was booked into the Michael L. Becher Adult Correctional complex Monday.

Collard was charged with dealing in a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of public housing, a class A felony; possession of a controlled within 1,000 feet of public housing, a class C felony; dealing in marijuana within 1,000 feet of public housing, a class C felony; possession of marijuana within 1,000 feet of public housing, a class D felony; and maintaining common nuisance, a class D felony.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Recent Local News
LOCAL MAGAZINES
Easter 2014 photos


Click on any photo to purchase it.

SPECIAL CONTENT
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
2013 Photos of the year


Take a look at our most memorable photos from 2013.