Steven L. Noak, 32, Clintonville, was charged with felony possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.
He is accused of using the U.S. Postal Service to move thousands of dollars worth of pot from California to Waupaca County.
On May 9, U.S. Postal Service Inspector Matt Schmitz contacted Special Agent Brian Liethen with the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigations regarding a series of suspicious packages that Noak had mailed and received.
According to the criminal complaint, Noak had received 18 packages weighing between 2 and 7 pounds at a PO box in Embarrass and sent nine packages weighing under 2 pounds from the Shawano post office.
On May 23, Noak allegedly mailed another package at the Shawano post office.
Schmitz took custody of the package and he and Liethen executed a search warrant on May 28.
Inside the package, they reported finding a brown paper grocery bag. Inside the grocery bag was a plastic bag. Inside the plastic bag was a box. Inside the box was a book. A rectangle-shaped hole had been cut out of the pages and contained $3,100 in cash.
On June 4, Noak went to the Shawano post office, seeking a refund on the “lost” package.
On June 5, a package addressed to Noak arrived at the Embarrass post office. A law enforcement canine alerted for the presence of drugs in the package.
Schmitz and Liethen executed another search warrant and found about 1 pound of marijuana inside a sealed plastic bag, inside a plastic container, inside the package. They also found another book with a rectangular space carved out of the pages.
At approximately 10 a.m. on June 5, Noak was arrested after he picked up the package from the Embarrass post office.
Noak told investigators that he made approximately $1,500 in profit on each pound of marijuana he sold, the complaint says.
If convicted, Noak faces up to six years in prison.