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Mail-order meth lands man in jail

Montrosepress.com, May 31, 2013

Some things sent in the mail are dangerous. Other items are positively illegal, as a Ridgway man now suspected of drug violations perhaps learned the hard way.

Eugene Perkins, 58, was arrested Wednesday after an investigation by the Ouray County Sheriff’s Office, the 7th Judicial Task Force and the U.S. Postal Inspector’s Denver office.

He is suspected of possessing a controlled substance — methamphetamine allegedly delivered in the mail. The amount authorities alleged they found in Perkins’ possession at the time of arrest — 8 grams — could subject him to special offender status, said Joel “BB” Burk, Ouray County undersheriff.