1:00 pm EDT June 10, 2008
SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. -- Spartanburg County narcotic agents said that a Campobello man was arrested after he signed for a package containing 19 pounds of marijuana.
Valentin Vega Ruiz, 30, who lives on Prison Camp Road, is charged with trafficking in marijuana more than 10 pounds and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
Agents intercepted the mailed shipment of marijuana and delivered it to Ruiz's front door on Saturday. Investigators said Ruiz admitted that he knew the package contained marijuana.
Agents searched Ruiz's home and seized an additional 18 pounds of marijuana, two handguns and digital scales for weighing marijuana.
Ruiz is being held at the Spartanburg County Detention Facility on a $40, 000 bond.