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Man receives meth in mail

By Michelle Blount - mreed@h-ponline.com

Fort Wayne man arrested after receiving package containing methamphetamines at Roanoke Post Office.

Theodore Tamm, 23, was charged by the Huntington County Prosecutor’s Office with dealing meth between one and five grams, a level 4 felony and dealing a schedule I, II, III controlled substance, a level 6 felony.

On Dec. 5, 2017, Tamm’s attorney, Bart Arnold, entered a motion to enter a plea of guilty for dealing schedule I, II, III controlled substance, with the dealing in meth charge dismissed.

Tamm was sentenced in Huntington County Superior Court Tuesday to two years and six months with one year and six months suspended in the Indiana Department of Corrections

According to a police report, on June 7, 2017, a postal inspector contacted Indiana State Trooper Chris Davis about a package the inspector would like a K-9 unit to inspect. The K-9 gave a positive alert on one to five packages.

The package was addressed to a female with a Roanoke address. The package was sent overnight from an Oregon address, which the postal inspector said was a false address.

Davis and Trooper Gary Shenfield took the package to the Roanoke post office to wait for anyone to come pick it up. The postal inspector was asked to contact the officers if someone asked about the package.

On June 8, 2017 around 2:30 p.m. a man went into the post office to ask about the package, but was told it went to Fort Wayne post office by mistake. 

At 4:20 p.m. a woman entered the Roanoke post office and took possession of the package. Shenfield and Davis stopped the woman and asked her consent to open the package. After receiving consent, the officers found six bottles of liquid inside with two paperback books.

One of the bottles was field tested and was positive for Meth and Ecstasy (“X”).

The woman stated that her brother “Teddy” (Tamm) asked her to pick up the package. She was instructed by her brother to take the package home and put it in a dark place, and not to open it.

The woman called Tamm, then gave the phone to Shenfield, who asked Tamm to come to the post office. Tamm stated he would.

When Tamm arrived, he told the officer that the box contained scented oil that was made for him in Oregon, but wouldn’t give the officers the name of the people who made it for him. He stated he didn’t know that the oils were Meth and “X.”