A Stony Point man accused of trafficking marijuana through the mail has been arrested a second time, authorities said.
Acting on a warrant, officers searched the Wayne Avenue home of Dennis Dillon, 65, on Wednesday. They reported finding three ounces of marijuana and more than $56,000. He was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana.
Stony Point detectives discovered in November that Dillon was sending weekly FedEx packages to an address in Ohio, using a fake name and return address, police said.
He was charged then with selling marijuana. He pleaded guilty last month to a reduced charge of third-degree criminal possession of marijuana.
Wait a minute. You live in “Stony Point”, a town of 14,000, and you’ve been busted for mailing weed last year and you decide it’s a good idea to go ahead and use the same courier to commit the same crime just a few months later? That’s not stupid, that’s masochistic and ironic. Normally I’d say that if pot were legal, people wouldn’t have to send it to each other by FedEx, but when you’re sending out weekly packages, you’re not “helping a friend in need”, you’re operating an interstate criminal enterprise whose profits are derived from the risk that leads to 872,000 marijuana arrests per year and tens of thousands of marijuana prisoners in jail. Some people actually have to work for bosses and endure commutes to make $56,000 in a year.