Investigators find drugs after intercepting suspicious parcel in Bedford

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BEDFORD COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — The home of a 31-year-old man was searched after investigators said they intercepted a suspicious parcel that was being mailed there.

Jeffrey Sheeder, of Everett, was charged with a felony count of possession with intent to deliver and other minor counts of related offenses, according to charges filed.

On March 25, a federal agent from the U.S. Inspection Services and state police troopers began their investigation after intercepting the suspicious drug package, noting that there were prior narcotic seizures going to the address as well as the associated sender.

Investigators said they went to Sheeder’s address as written on the package, but he wasn’t home. Instead, another person answered the door, letting out a strong smell of marijuana.

Since he wasn’t a resident of the house, he couldn’t give them consent to search the residence. Investigators asked that he call Sheeder. He told them he was at work, and he couldn’t make it home.

Investigators report they explained to him the process of applying for a federal search warrant for the package and a local search warrant for his home. Sheeder then agreed to be transported by police back to his house where he signed a consent form for them to search the package as well as the home.

Once inside, they found nearly 200 Xanax pills, 300 doses of LSD, several pounds of marijuana, 500 THC cartridges, a large number of psychedelic mushrooms, THC edibles, packaging materials, digital scales, approximately 39 grams of cocaine and a cell phone.

He was placed in the Bedford County Prison in lieu of $125,000 cash bail.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 8.

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