Charlotte-Mecklenburg police seized eight pounds of marijuana in a FedEx package this week, after a dog trained to detect narcotics for the department alerted them to the package, records show.
Police had confiscated the FedEx overnight package after receiving information that led them to believe it might contain drugs, according to a search warrant filed in Mecklenburg County criminal court.
On Thursday, officers arranged a line-up including the suspicious FedEx mailer and other dummy packages. Officers then allowed the CMPD canine to sniff the packages.
The dog alerted (police) to the suspect package by sniffing the seams of the suspect package and responding passively by sitting next to suspect package, according to an affidavit.
That gave officers probable cause to obtain a warrant and search the package. Inside, they found the marijuana.
The package had been addressed to a Charlotte resident. No arrests had been made in the case as of Friday afternoon, records show.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police declined to comment on the case, because it is still under investigation.