Urbana woman arrested after picking up package of pot

Urbana woman arrested after picking up package of pot

URBANA — An Urbana woman who picked up a package at the post office containing thousands of dollars worth of cannabis was arrested Friday.

Urbana police Sgt. Andy Hewkin said detectives from the Street Crimes Task Force were alerted by postal inspectors Friday that they had a suspicious package at their Urbana facility.

Hewkin said the report said shortly before 3 p.m., Sherry Mae Behnke, 58, who listed an address in the 2200 block of Brownfield Road, picked up the package at the post office at 3100 E. Tatman Court in east Urbana.

Within moments of her leaving the post office, police stopped her car. A canine trained in sniffing out drugs reacted to something in the vehicle, Hewkin said.

Detectives found a package in the back seat containing 4,482 grams of suspected cannabis or about 9.8 pounds. Hewkin said the cannabis was valued at $22,500.

Behnke, who was alone, was arrested on a preliminary charge of cannabis trafficking. She appeared Saturday in court, where Judge Adam Dill set her bond at $7,500.

She is expected to be formally charged Monday.

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Mef wrote on November 05, 2017 at 6:11 am

An arrest and you are out 22 big ones. Gotta suck being a crappy drug dealer.

So who gets the pot? 10 pounds of pot could keep me stoned for a year. If nobody else wants it I'll take it.

cwdog57 wrote on November 05, 2017 at 1:11 pm

quite the wrap sheet on ccc.

Bulldogmojo wrote on November 06, 2017 at 12:11 pm


In Colorado these people are called weed taxpayers. Colorado can pay its bills