The interception of a package full of Ecstasy from Belgium and bound for Oakdale led to the discovery of more psychedelic drugs in Modesto.
Nineteen packages of Ecstasy and one containing heroin were seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Sept. 18, according to Oakdale police Sgt. Ben Savage.
One of the packages containing 262 grams of Ecstasy, or MDMA, was addressed to a home on Ventanas Avenue in Oakdale.
Oakdale police facilitated a “controlled delivery” of the package, which led to the arrest of 29-year-old Shannon Murphy.
Savage said that during an interview with Murphy he learned that the home on Ventanas belonged to her parents and that she lived in a home on Gerita Court in Modesto with her boyfriend.
Oakdale officers searched the Modesto home and found 401 grams of marijuana, 19 ounces of Psilocybin mushrooms, 140 morphine pills, 115 tabs of LSD, scales, packaging material, empty capsules and $5,000 cash, Savage said.
During the search, Murphy’s boyfriend, 20-year-old Marco Antonio Guerrero, arrived at the home and also was arrested.
Both face charges associated with the drugs. Murphy also was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence because authorities say she was drunk when officers pulled her over after she received her package.
Savage said federal agents are investigating the website from which authorities believe Murphy and Guerrero purchased the Ecstasy.