RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com) — A man was taken into custody in Riverside for allegedly receiving an illegal drug shipment packaged in a puzzle box, police said Thursday.
Police arrested Sung Hee Jeong, 21, Wednesday night after raiding a house on Iowa Avenue near UC Riverside and found a box labled “Ravensburger Puzzle,” according to Riverside police Sgt. Andrew Misenheimer.
The box, delivered from the Netherlands, contained 1,140 Ecstasy (MDMA) pills and 90 Xanax pills with an estimated street value of $23,250, said Misenheimer.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security alerted police that a package containing the drugs had been sent from an address in Holland and was bound for a residence on Iowa Avenue, the sergeant said.
Jeong is being held on $150,000 bail at the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning. The Tujunga man faces charges of possessing a controlled substance for sale. His first court appearance is scheduled for Friday.
UC Riverside spokesman James Grant Jr. released this statement: “UC Riverside officials are aware of the arrest of an individual possessing illegal drugs in a location near campus. The individual has no known ties to the UC Riverside campus.”