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Man accused of getting pot in mail sentenced
J Harris
A 74-year-old Dowelltown man charged after an August 2014 investigation determined that he had received a package at the Liberty Post Office containing 14 pounds of marijuana was given unsupervised judicial diversion probation for a period of two years and fined $2,000 in DeKalb County Criminal Court last week by Judge David Patterson. According to Sheriff Patrick Ray, John Harris was taken into custody by the sheriff's department after an investigation by his detectives and United States Postal Service Inspectors concluded that he had received the illegal weed in the mail. "Sheriff’s Department Drug Detective Jeremy Taylor went to the Liberty Post Office and met with an inspector from the US Postal Service.