In a case that he police captain says it’s “one of the most unusual cases we’ve ever had”, amateur hockey team coach Eric “Dude!” Hamlet was on a game trip that had to take a detour. Unfortunately, he was trying to deliver $65k worth of marijuana on the bus. Instead of risking being tardy with the delivery (pot heads are notoriously vicious with their late fees), he made the ill advised decision to try and mail it overnight.
Suspicious postal workers tipped off the police & after discovering the contents, pulled over the team bus for the arrest at 1am. Team members & coaches were all shocked at the allegations, especially the one that Hamlet actually had carry the drugs at one point.
Police say while the team bus was pulled over in Albany, Hamlet tried to mail a package he carried with him on the bus, a package that postal workers found kind of strange. “What made it kinda suspicious was just somebody coming to pay a large amount of cash to get this box shipped overnight, no signature required,” said Carter.
Employees say they tipped off police, who were alarmed by what they discovered inside the package. “We didn’t necessarily expect to find in excess of 20 pounds of marijuana with a street value of close to $65,000,” said Carter.